The Brusio Spiral Viaduct in Switzerland Tauheed Ahmad November 14, 2016 Travel 2 Comments 2135 The Brusio spiral viaduct is a single track nine-arched stone spiral railway viaduct located in Brusio, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. Like most spiral tracks, the Brusio spiral viaduct was built to permit trains to get elevation in a relatively short distance. The spiral viaduct is 110 meters long, has a horizontal radius of curvature of 70 meters, a longitudinal slope of 7%, and is made up of nine spans, each 10 meters in length. The viaduct lifts the train by 20 meters. The Brusio spiral viaduct forms part of the Bernina Railway section between Brusio and Campascio, and are about 55 KM from St. Moritz. The stone-built viaduct was opened on 1 July 1908, upon the opening of the Tirano–Poschiavo section of the Bernina Railway. In 1943, the entire railway company was taken over by the Rhaetian Railway, which still owns and uses 40 seconds after passing under the viaduct near Brusio, BERNINA EXPRESS 960 Tirano-Davos with Allegra trainset ABe 8/12 3505 “Giovanni Segantini” and 6 panorama coaches is completing the spiral. In the center the temporary labyrinth, an installation for the 100th anniversary of the Bernina line. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsThe Spectacular Pilatus Railway in SwitzerlandGlenfinnan Viaduct the West Highland Line¸ ScotlandGisborne Airport; Railway Line Intersecting the Runway“Matterhorn” The Highest Iconic Swiss AlpsCize–Bolozon Viaduct: A Rail-Road Crossing Bridge in FranceAstonishing Drone Footage Shows the Flying Scotsman Steaming Across a Massive ViaductThe Fibonacci Tree-house, SpainSolvay Hut SwitzerlandReichenbach Falls A Scenic & Charming Tourist Attraction in SwitzerlandHotel in a Real Train Switzerland World Longest Tunnel 8,000 feet Beneath the AlpsAi-Petri One of Most Spectacular Sights in Europe 2 Responses 5 Strange Trains Around the World | Historic Mysteries April 12, 2017 […] Ahmad, Tauheed. “The Brusio Spiral Viaduct in Switzerland.” 2016. “Crowded Chinese City Has […] Log in to Reply Interesting Engineering Decisions Around the World April 19, 2017 […] Brusio spiral viaduct is a single track arched stone spiral railway viaduct. This incredible railway viaduct can be seen […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.