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Wiesener Viadukt*

7494 Wiesen GR
The Wiesen Viaduct of the Rhaetian Railway, 1906-08, Engineer Hans Studer. Highest bridge of the Rhaetian Railway at 87 metres; length 204 metres, length of span of the main arch 55 metres. The arched bridge marks the transition from stone to cement bridges: stonewalled with natural stones and precast concrete blocks.

Construction with high scenic significance, rendered by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in 1926. View of the viaduct after a short walk from the Rhaetian Railway station Wiesen, which leads under and past the construction.

(Kunstführer durch Graubünden, Hg. Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte. Eng. translation of the title: Art Guide of Graubünden, ed. Society for the History of Swiss Art, Zurich 2008. This book has only been published in German.)