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Le Viaduc de Garabit - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 44° 58.535 E 003° 11.061
31T E 514535 N 4980255
Quick Description: Majestueux ouvrage de fer, le viaduc de Garabit réunit les deux rives de la Truyère depuis plus de 120 ans. The Garabit viaduct, a majestic ironwork, has been the site of the two banks of the Truyère for more than 120 years.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 3/12/2017 11:25:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMV84K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
Le viaduc de Garabit est un viaduc ferroviaire français, ouvrage d'art de la ligne de Béziers à Neussargues (dite aussi ligne des Causses), permettant le franchissement des gorges de la Truyère. Il est situé sur le territoire des communes de Ruynes-en-Margeride et Val d'Arcomie dans le département du Cantal en région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Ce viaduc est un projet de l'ingénieur des ponts et chaussées Léon Boyer qui en a confié la finalisation et la réalisation à Gustave Eiffel et sa société. Le chantier de sa construction ouvert en janvier 1880 se termine en septembre 1884 et sa mise en service est effectuée en 1888 par la Compagnie des chemins de fer du Midi et du Canal latéral à la Garonne concessionnaire de la ligne. Cet ambitieux ouvrage métallique, long de 565 m, qui culmine à 122 m au-dessus de la rivière, est alors le « plus haut viaduc du monde » @Wikipedia

The Garabit Viaduct (Viaduc de Garabit in French) is a railway arch bridge spanning the River Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride (Fr), Cantal, France, in the mountainous Massif Central region. The bridge was constructed between 1882 and 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, with structural engineering by Maurice Koechlin, and was opened in 1885. It is 565 m (1,854 ft) in length and has a principal arch of 165 m (541 ft) span. @Wikipedia
Length of bridge: 565 m

Height of bridge: 122 m

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Railroad

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
River Les gorges de la Truyère


Date constructed: 1880-84

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: La ligne de Béziers à Neussargues

Location:
Ruynes-en-Margeride Val d'Arcomie


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