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Thouars Viaduct

General Information

Name in local language: Viaduc de Thouars
Completion: 1873
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: main bridge:
Lattice truss bridge
Deck truss bridge
approach viaducts:
Semi-circular arch bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: main bridge:
Iron bridge
approach viaducts:
Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Thouet River
Part of:
Coordinates: 46° 58' 53.19" N    0° 13' 47.39" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 51.48 m
total length 256 m

Materials

piers masonry
arches masonry
truss wrought iron

Chronology

1915

Piers are covered in concrete with stone cladding.

1944

Partially destroyed.

23 January 1947

During the reconstruction a fire breaks out on the falsework. René Sore, the assistant mayor, is mortally wounded while trying to extinguish the fire.

Participants

Design
Construction

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002928
  • Date created
    09/02/2002
  • Last Update
    05/03/2017