Douvenant Viaduct

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Douvenant Viaduct
(viaduc de Douvenant)
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Douvenant Viaduct at the start of the 20th Century
Coordinates 48°31′00″N 2°43′06″W / 48.51674°N 2.71829°W / 48.51674; -2.71829Coordinates: 48°31′00″N 2°43′06″W / 48.51674°N 2.71829°W / 48.51674; -2.71829
Carries Saint-Brieuc - Moncontour line
Saint-Brieuc - Saint-Briac line
Locale Saint-Brieuc
Characteristics
Total length 130.8 metres (429 ft)
Height 22.8 metres (75 ft)
No. of spans 15
History
Architect Louis Auguste Harel de La Noë
Construction start 1903
Construction end 1905

The Douvenant Viaduct (viaduc de Douvenant) is a railway viaduct built between 1903 and 1905 for the Chemin de Fer des Côtes-du-Nord, between the French communes of Saint-Brieuc and Langueux. It was used by the Saint-Brieuc - Moncontour line and the Saint-Brieuc - Saint-Briac line. It was designed by Louis Auguste Harel de La Noë and is the grandest in a series of thirteen "grognet" type viaducts.

Dimensions[edit]

  • 15 arches, each 6 metres (19.69 ft) wide
  • Total length 130.8 metres (429 ft)
  • Height 22.8 metres (75 ft)
  • Curvature: 109 metres (358 ft)

Future[edit]

The Association des Chemins de Fer des Côtes-du-Nord is constructing a heritage railway line that will use the viaduct.

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