Garabit Viaduct

Garabit Viaduct

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Garabit Viaduct is a railway arch bridge spanning the Truy re river near Ruynes-en-Margeride, Cantal, France, in the mountainous Massif Central region. The bridge was constructed between 1880 and 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, with structural engineering by Maurice Koechlin, and was opened in 1885. It is 565 m in length and has a principal arch of 165 m.The French recession of 1864 prematurely ended Eiffel's tenure at the General Railway Equipment Company, but he used the misfortune to begin independent consulting and eventually, his own engineering firm. Opportunity again came for Eiffel during the late 1870s when European railways attempted to grid the continent. Particularly in France, where a vast mountain range suffocated the southern region from any locomotive transport, Eiffel thrust himself to the forefront of the industry and cemented his place as an engineering legend through his efforts in the Massif Central: home to the wide and windy Garabit Valleyshow more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613659708X
  • 9786136597089