Črni Kal Viaduct

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Črni Kal Viaduct
Viadukt Črni Kal
Črni Kal gradnja 2002.JPG
The Črni Kal Viaduct during the construction
Coordinates 45°33′26.98″N 13°52′16.33″E / 45.5574944°N 13.8712028°E / 45.5574944; 13.8712028
Carries A1 motorway
Crosses Osp Valley
Locale Gabrovica, Slovenia
Total length 1,065 m (3,494 ft)[1]
Width 26.5 m (87 ft)
Height from 10 m (33 ft) to
95 m (312 ft)
Longest span 140 m (460 ft)[1]
Load limit 4 lanes, 2 emergency lanes
Construction start September 2001
Construction end September 2004
Opened 24 September 2004
Daily traffic 19,606 vehicles

The Črni Kal Viaduct (Slovene: Viadukt Črni Kal)[1] is the longest and the highest viaduct in Slovenia. It is located on the A1 motorway above the Osp Valley near the village of Gabrovica, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Koper. It is named after the village of Črni Kal. The viaduct is 1,065 metres (3,494 ft) long and is mounted on 11 Y-shaped columns (its distinguishing feature), the highest reaching 87.5 m (287 ft).

The viaduct was designed by Janez Koželj and Marjan Pippenbaher, who was also its constructor.[1] The construction work began in 2001 and the viaduct was opened for traffic on 23 September 2004.[2] When almost completed in May 2004, it served as a stage of the Giro d'Italia race.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Kuhar, Špela; Struna Bregar, Ana (24 February 2012). "Mostovi kot znamenitost" [Bridges as a Landmark]. Mladina.si (in Slovenian) (8). 
  2. ^ "Viadukt Črni Kal" (in Slovenian). DARS. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Kolesarska dirka po Italiji". MMC RTV-SLO (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2010-11-09.