Thursday, October 12, 2017

Viaduc du Viaur poster, circa 1904

This 460 metre long, 116 metre high viaduct was opened in October 1903 on the line from Castelnaudary to Rodez, then on the CdF Midi. The main arch extends over a length of 220 metres and crosses the deep valley of the Viaur between Rodez and Albi. It consists of two articulated cantilever beams, each extended by a short constant section beam and a two-arch masonry abutment. It is the only bridge of this type in France and was classified as a monument historique on 28 December 1984.

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