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Viaduct

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Category: Significant Public Buildings

Address: Pražská

 
 
 

Viaduct

The viaduct arching over the valley of the Ohře River is indeed a major achievement of railway builders. The massive arch bridge is 378 metres long and 24.8 metres high and its incorporation in the surrounding landscape emphasises the use of local granite. All 12 pillars connected by arches were line with bricks, thereby creating an impression of unlimited bearing capacity. During World War II, the viaduct became a target of the bombers of Western Allies and was destroyed. The viaduct was probably designed by Heinrich von Hügel.

(Kunst 1992, 203)

 

The viaduct was rebuilt after the war. It has been serving its original purpose ever since.

 

Contact Information

Address: Pražská

 

Pictures

Viaduct. View from Hilária. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Viaduct. View from Hilária. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Viaduct. View from Školní Street. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Viaduct. View from Školní Street. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Viaduct. Aerial view 1927

Viaduct. Aerial view 1927

 
Viaduct. After bombing in 1945

Viaduct. After bombing in 1945

Viaduct. After bombing in 1945

Viaduct. After bombing in 1945

Viaduct. After reconstruction in 1946. Photo taken in the 1960s

Viaduct. After reconstruction in 1946. Photo taken in the 1960s

 
Viaduct. Houses at Slavice. Drawing by Kritzler, 1871

Viaduct. Houses at Slavice. Drawing by Kritzler, 1871

Viaduct. Houses at Slavice. J. Haberzettl, 1905

Viaduct. Houses at Slavice. J. Haberzettl, 1905

Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

 
Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

 
Viaduct 2013

Viaduct 2013

 

 
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