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Tardes Viaduct

General Information

Name in local language: Viaduc de la Tardes; Viaduc d'Evaux-les-Bains
Completion: 1884
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Tardes River
Part of:
Coordinates: 46° 11' 25.77" N    2° 27' 38.48" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

span lengths 73.20 m - 104.55 m - 73.20 m
height above valley floor or water 91.30 m
on-center distance between girders 5.50 m
girder depth 8.30 m
deck deck width 8.00 m

Quantities

weight of iron 1 200 t
volume of masonry 7 500 m³

Cost

cost of construction Gold Francs 1 380 000

Materials

deck wrought iron
piers masonry

Chronology

26 January 1884

A 132 m-long section of the superstructure still under construction is swept away in a 160 km/h strong gale and crashes 14 m away from the bridge on the bottom of the valley.

1926

Derailment causes damage and requires repairs to the bridge.

1955

Repaired due to damage caused by overloading from 1940-1945.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002114
  • Date created
    13/10/2001
  • Last Update
    04/01/2018
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