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NORTHWEST RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE DYJE VALLEY

NORTHWEST RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE DYJE VALLEY

- The highest bridge in southern Moravia -
In the 1860s representatives of the private South-North-German Railway Company considered interconnecting their railway network in northern Bohemia to the centre of the Austrian Empire on the Danube via south-western Moravia. The government concession for the new railway Vienna – Stockerau - Retz - Znojmo - Jihlava - Čáslav - Kolín – Mladá Boleslav was granted in September 1868. A new subsidiary called the Northwest Railway Company was founded, whose aim was to create this shortest railway connection between Berlin and Vienna. The deep-cut Dyje Valley below Znojmo became a great challenge for the engineers of this railway. The result was sensational - a mighty bridge consisting of a lattice-like riveted iron structure anchored in the two embankment pillars on both sides of the valley and supported by the three impressive stone columns erected from the bottom of the valley. The first train passed over this 220 metres long and 48 metres high bridge on November 1st 1871. The view of historic Znojmo from the top of the bridge has enchanted many a traveller. At present the bridge is under major reconstruction which is to be finished by 2009.

- The highest bridge in southern Moravia -

In the 1860s representatives of the private South-North-German Railway Company considered interconnecting their railway network in northern Bohemia to the centre of the Austrian Empire on the Danube via south-western Moravia. The government concession for the new railway Vienna – Stockerau - Retz - Znojmo - Jihlava - Čáslav - Kolín – Mladá Boleslav was granted in September 1868. A new subsidiary called the Northwest Railway Company was founded, whose aim was to create this shortest railway connection between Berlin and Vienna. The deep-cut Dyje Valley below Znojmo became a great challenge for the engineers of this railway. The result was sensational - a mighty bridge consisting of a lattice-like riveted iron structure anchored in the two embankment pillars on both sides of the valley and supported by the three impressive stone columns erected from the bottom of the valley. The first train passed over this 220 metres long and 48 metres high bridge on November 1st 1871. The view of historic Znojmo from the top of the bridge has enchanted many a traveller. At present the bridge is under major reconstruction which is to be finished by 2009.

 

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