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Grand Fey Viaduct

General Information

Other name(s): Viaduc du Grand Fey
Completion: 1925
Status: in use

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Location: , ,
  • Sarine River
Replaces: Grand Fey Viaduct (1862)
Coordinates: 46° 49' 34.58" N    7° 10' 3.09" E

Technical Information


total length 383 m
span lengths 7 x 42 m
number of arches 7
heating energy coefficient 82 m


deck reinforced concrete
arches reinforced concrete


The original bridge was made out of iron, the concrete arch design by Maillart was meant to reinforce the bridge. The original metal truss was encased in the concrete to serve as reinforcing.


Structural engineering

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Relevant Publications

  • Billington, David P. Robert Maillart., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (United Kingdom), ISBN 0521571324, 1997; pp. 126-9
  • Billington, David P. Robert Maillart's Bridges., Princeton University Press, Princeton (USA), ISBN 0691024219, 1979; pp. 86
  • Mann, F. A. W. Railway Bridge Construction., Hutchinson Eductational Ltd, London (United Kingdom), ISBN 0091086302, 1972
  • Marti, Peter & Monsch, Orlando & Laffranchi, Massimo Schweizer Eisenbahnbrücken., vdf Hochschulverlag AG (ETH Zürich), Zurich (Switzerland), ISBN 3728127868, 2001; pp. 106-111
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