Landwasser Viaduct, Filisur

The Landwasser Viaduct is a single track six-arched curved limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser between Schmitten and Filisur, in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.
Designed by Alexander Acatos, it was built between 1901 and 1902 by Müller & Zeerleder for the Rhaetian Railway, which still owns and uses it today. A signature structure of the World Heritage-listed Albula Railway, it is high, long, and one of its ramps exits straight into the Landwasser Tunnel.
The Landwasser Viaduct has six arch spans in width, resting on five high pillars. The railway line near the viaduct has a slope of 2 percent, and in plan a circular arc with a radius of.
The southeastern abutment of the viaduct is located on a high cliff, and at that point, the tracks lead directly into the long Landwasser Tunnel.
The viaduct's masonry is approximately in volume and is jointed with dolomitic limestone.
The dark limestone-built viaduct forms part of the Albula Railway section between Tiefencastel and Filisur, and is at the mark from Thusis.
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  • The viaduct is especially know as a bridge. It's iconic architecture is still remarbale after all these years. Even the Swiss enjoy passing it by train.  more »
  • We have stayed here before; high standards still. Special thanks to room service for immediate response to my abrupt cancellation of a room service order late in the evening.  more »
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  • Fantastic Spectacle. Architecture and Skilled Workman. Made,a Brilliant Structure.
  • Amazing construction in a beautiful setting. Can be reached after a 15 minutes walk from the parking lot next to the Albula road. Don‘t try to access the viaduct from Schmitten as suggested by some navigation systems (BMW e.g.). It is forbidden to drive on the suggested road. ;)
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