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General Information

Other name(s): Viaduc du Viaur
Beginning of works: 3 May 1895
Completion: 5 October 1902
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cantilever truss bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Viaur River
Part of:
Near: Viaur Viaduct (1998)
Coordinates: 44° 7' 24.26" N    2° 19' 52.32" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 220 m
length of side spans 95 m
rise 53.731 m
total length 410 m
height above valley floor or water 116 m

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

3 May 1895

First stone laid

5 October 1902

Inauguration

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Viaur Viaduct (Viaduc du Viaur in French) near Aveyron, was the first large steel bridge built in France.

The 220m arch bridge was completed in 1902 under the direction of Paul-Joseph Bodin. The single track viaduct is located along the Carmaux-Rodez rail line. Built by the Société de Construction des Batignolles, it was the longest metallic arch span built up to that point in time. The viaduct contains an estimated 3800 tons of metal, with a total cost (including the masonry abutments) of around 2 700 000 French francs.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Viaur Viaduct" and modified on 22 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Participants

Engineering
Construction

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000163
  • Published on:
    24/04/1999
  • Last updated on:
    15/09/2017