Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Switzerland - Salginatobel Bridge


Stamp Issue : 2003-05-08 

Salginatobel Bridge is a reinforced concrete arch bridge designed by renowned Swiss civil engineer Robert Maillart. It was constructed across an alpine valley in Schiers, Switzerland between 1929 and 1930. In 1991, it was declared an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the thirteenth such structure and the first concrete bridge so dedicated.
The Salginatobel bridge arch is 133m long in total, and its main element is a hollow concrete box girder over the central part of the arch. It carries a roadway 3.5m wide, supported on reinforced concrete pillars above the ends of the arches.

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