Plessur (river)

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Plessur
The Plessur above Chur.
The Plessur above Chur.
Origin 46°44′45.4″N 9°37′10″E / 46.745944°N 9.61944°E / 46.745944; 9.61944 (Plessur source)
Mouth 46°51′46″N 9°30′26″E / 46.86278°N 9.50722°E / 46.86278; 9.50722 (Plessur mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
Length 33.1 km
Source elevation 2400 m
Mouth elevation 560 m
River system Rhine

The Plessur is a 33 km (21 mi) long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The river source is near the municipality of Arosa in the Plessur Range. It then flows through the Schanfigg valley before emptying into the Rhine at Chur.

The Langwieser Viaduct, an early reinforced concrete railroad bridge constructed in 1914, spans the Plessur near the municipality of Langwies.

External links[edit]

  • Plessur at Historischen Lexikon der Schweiz