Plessur (river)

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The Plessur above Chur.
The Plessur above Chur.
Basin features
Main source 2,400 m (7,900 ft)
46°44′45.4″N 9°37′10″E / 46.745944°N 9.61944°E / 46.745944; 9.61944 (Plessur source)
River mouth 560 m (1,840 ft)
46°51′46″N 9°30′26″E / 46.86278°N 9.50722°E / 46.86278; 9.50722 (Plessur mouth)Coordinates: 46°51′46″N 9°30′26″E / 46.86278°N 9.50722°E / 46.86278; 9.50722 (Plessur mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
River system Rhine
Physical characteristics
Length 33.1 km (20.6 mi)

The Plessur is a river, 33 km (21 mi) long, and a right tributary of the Rhine running through the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Its river is near 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 railway bridge constructed in 1914, spans the Plessur near Langwies.

Its main tributaries include the Rabiosa, the Welschtobelbach, Sapünerbach and Fondeierbach.

External links[edit]

  • Plessur at Historischen Lexikon der Schweiz