Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg Bridge

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Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg Bridge
Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg-Brücke
Pfaffenberg, Kärnten, Austria
394 feet high / 120 meters high
656 foot span / 200 meter span
1971

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Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg-Brücke is the highest of 3 large concrete arch bridges that run along the side of a steep mountain slope on the spectacular Tauern Railway in Austria. All 3 bridges were part of a 1971 realignment project that bypassed at least half a dozen tunnels as well as a tight horseshoe turn within each river gorge. The original single track line was also doubled. The second highest of the 3 arches is the Lindisch Brücke at 358 feet (109 mtrs) while the double arched Falkenstein Brücke is just 213 feet (65 mtrs) high.


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Pfaffenberg Bridge is on the cover of the book Bridge Aesthetics Around the World.


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Satellite image showing the Lindisch Brücke (middle), and Falkenstein Brücke and Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg Bridges (lower right).

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