Göltzsch Viaduct

Germany - Göltzsch Viaduct

Göltzsch Viaduct

From Wikipedia:
The Göltzsch Viaduct (German: Göltzschtalbrücke) is a railway bridge in Germany. It is the largest brick-built bridge in the world, and for a time it was the tallest railway bridge in the world. It spans the valley of the Göltzsch River between Mylau and Netzschkau, around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Reichenbach im Vogtland in the German Free State ofSaxony. It was built between 1846 and 1851 as part of the railway between Saxony (Leipzig, Zwickau, and Plauen) and Bavaria (Hof and Nuremberg). It is currently part of theLeipzig–Hof line, near the Netzschkau station. About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south, the smaller Elster Viaduct was built for the same line and is quite similar to the Göltzsch Viaduct.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 17:09:53

    that is a magnificant bridge. I would guess that there is a river under the large span.

    Reply

  2. Writing Letters & Postcards
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 15:21:20

    Yes, the Göltzsch River

    Reply

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