Friday, September 12, 2008

France - Viaduc de Chaumont 肖蒙高架橋







 

Stamp Issue : 1960-01-16 

Chaumont Viaduct (Viaduc de Chaumont) is a long bridge located in the capital of Haute-Marne, Chaumont. Overlooking the valley of the Suize, it contains part of the railway from Paris to Basel. The bridge has 50 arches that rise to 52 meters on three levels and the first level is for pedestrians.
This bridge has a length of 654 meters. It was built in a record of 15 months, between 1855 and 1857. It is recognized as one of the most remarkable works of art from the middle of the 19th century in Europe, and also the largest masonry bridge in the continent.
In 31st August 1944, the Germans blew up 2 arches that are of height of 45 meters in order to delay the railway transportation. Because of its strategic importance, on 28th December that year, it was provisionally repaired, but in actual fact the completion of the repair was in 6th November 1945.


肖蒙高架橋是位於法國上馬恩省首府肖蒙的一個長橋。俯瞰敘茲山谷,是巴黎通往巴塞爾鐵路的一部份,有50個拱,高52公尺在三層平面,第一層是人行道。
這座橋長654公尺,以15個月記錄建於1855年到1857年間,是19世紀中葉歐洲最出色的藝術作品之一,也是最大的磚石結構橋樑。
1944年8月31日德國人在撤退時為了阻止鐵路運輸,炸毀了45公尺長的兩個橋拱,由於其戰略重要性,同年12月28日臨時修復,但實際上是在1945年11月6日重建完成。

1 comment:

Conny said...

:-)
Je connais le viaduct. Sorry about my bad french. I will write in english (bad also). First time I visited was in August 1979.
Met Mimi. One of the most impressing persons, I met in this life. But nobody seems to remenber her in chaunont :-(.

Kisses
Conny