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Semmering, Niederösterreich, Austria
426 feet high / 130 meters high
820 foot span / 250 meter span
Image by Herbert Ortner.
A monstrous prestressed concrete beam bridge with one of the 10 longest beam bridge spans ever built in Europe at 820 feet (250 mtrs), the Schottwien bridge crosses a scenic valley near Semmering, Austria. The haunched beams were constructed by cantilevering the spans out from the towers. Schottwien is the 3rd highest bridge in Austria with a 4-lane road deck 427 feet (130 mtrs) above the ground.
Several steel and concrete beam bridge proposals as well as a double arch were studied.
Schottwien Bridge satellite image.