Trient Bridge

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Trient Bridge
Pont Trient
Gueuroz Bridge
Pont Gueuroz
Gueuroz, Valais, Switzerland
620 feet high / 189 meters high
323 foot span / 98 meter span
1933

Image by Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne.


The highest arch bridge in Europe, the Gueuroz bridge is one of Swiss designer A. Sarrasin’s reinforced concrete triumphs. Crossing a crevasse carved by the Trient River that seems to have no bottom, the bridge was constructed with a large timber centring that was supported on cliffs more than a hundred feet below the span. Completed in 1933, the narrow roadway was not up to current highway standards and was bypassed by a steel box beam frame bridge in 1994. The original arch is now open to pedestrians only. I have not measured the height of this bridge and cannot confirm the reported height of 620 feet (189 mtrs).



Trient Bridge Elevation



Image by Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne.


Image by Klaus Fohl.

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