Viaur viaduct is a railway line art book Castelnaudary to Rodez. Completed in 1902, he crossed the deep valley of Viaur between Rodez and Albi. It is located in the municipalities of Tauriac-de-Naucelle (Aveyron) and Tanus (Tarn). This bridge is the subject of a registration as a historic monument since December 28, 1984. Following an open in 1887 (to engineers who included Gustave Eiffel) contest, he was assigned to the engineer Paul Bodin Construction Corporation des Batignolles (now Spie Batignolles), and built by the one between 1895 and 1902. The bridge was inaugurated October 5, 1903. This steel bridge, assembled by rivets, consists of two cantilever beams balanced cantilever (cantilever) and articulated, each extended by a short beam of constant section and two abutment masonry arches. This is the only bridge of its kind in France. Originally the central point of the bridge was not welded, the main arch is divided into two independent parts, each capable of supporting considerable weight. Both sides were sealed for maintenance reasons shortly after the construction of the viaduct. Through technical cantilever, railway viaducts have brought considerable reach, hitherto reserved for suspension bridges, so unsuited to the track. The climax will be the second Quebec Bridge (1917). Viaur viaduct is recognizable by its silhouette where the railway passes at the top and not in the middle of the structure, as is the case for the other girder bridges cantilevered overhang.
During construction no death was reported.
Total length of the book: 460 m3.
Height: 116 m2 above the river, 54 m above the support.
Span between supports 220 m2.
Metal mass: 3800 t.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-30 3:33
Hello Jean Philippe,
really like the composition and th eway you placed the viaduct in the frame.Also the strong contrast between the vivid greenery and grey sky makes the scene expressive and so captivating to us.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (148639) 2014-01-30 12:32
Ciao Jean Philippe, lovely composition with beautiful viaduct, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mohammad_H (10052) 2014-02-01 1:02
View image at a good angle
Interesting and Spectacular
Like Bridge, veresk Iran
Have a nice day, and every moment of life, enjoy
npecanhuk (75812) 2014-02-01 4:53
J'adore des ponts et celui-là est très intéressant et beau!
La photo est attrayante aussi et elle m'a plu beaucoup!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le format horizontal, le pdv choisi et la compo sont très bons!
Merci du partage,
Nicou (146928) 2014-02-01 22:13
très belle compo et vue de ce pont quelle portée et le pré vert en fond comme il se découpe dans l'espace sueprbe vue.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-02 7:24
Very nice capture of this bridge with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-02-04 8:26
Bonsoir Jean Philippe,
un très beau pont que tu a su mettre valeur. Il se découpe finement sur un beau ciel nuageux dans un paysage aux couleurs et à la luminosité très agréables.
claudeD (40401) 2014-02-09 9:08
Hello Jean Philippe,
very good composition for this interesting picture. Very good light managment and sharpnes. I think that the greenery in the foreground is a little bit too vivid for the season.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Jean Philippe TUR (tenretin) (2641)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-29
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Sony alpha 37, DT 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 SAM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-29 10:50