|Owner||Schiers Commune, Graubunden Canton, Switzerland|
|Contractor||Florian Prader & Cie, Zurich
Scaffold: Richard Coray, Trin
|Latitude||N 46 58' 54"|
|Longitude||E 09 43' 06"|
|Why||Takes road a deep ravine.|
|When||1930 - repaired mid 1970s & 1998|
|How to read the bridge||Read more.....|
|Overall type||Open spandrel 3 pinned reinforced concrete arch. Robert Maillart was a pioneer of this form of elegant bridge.|
|Main span||90.4 m.|
|Height above water||> 90 m.|
|Arch rise||12.99 m.|
|How to read the bridge||Read more about the book metaphor.....
Read more about modern arch bridges.....
|The scaffolding 'hidden chapter'||Apparently it took only 6 men to build this scaffolding over one summer.|
|Grammar||Technically the bridge is a way of taking forces from up in the air down to the ground.
So imagine the flow of those forces through the structure.
Think of a man standing on the truss and how his weight was transmitted through the structure to the ground.
Read here for more explanation of this form of bridge