Construction of the Grandfey Viaduct


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Title: Construction of the Grandfey Viaduct

Author(s): Adolf Buhler

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 489-538

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1927

In the United Swiss Rys. there reigns at present a lively activity in bridge construction. The cause for this is electrification, the principal object of which is to make use of the water power of our country, and thereby to make us independent of the surrounding countries. Besides this, the electrification of our lines will enable us to put railway transportation on a new footing and to win back lost traffic through the economical conduct of business, coupled with speed, cleanliness and comfort. Since the beginning of electrification many bridges have begun or built, but I shall restrict my discussion to a single structure.