|Name||Traubach Bridge, Switzerland|
|Owner||Gemeinde (Commune/Municipality) Habkern - part of the Canton of Berne.|
|Latitude||N 46 43' 49"|
|Longitude||E 07 51' 59"|
|Why||Road bridge over deep gorge|
|Overall type||Arch - often referred to as deck stiffened. This just means that the bridge deck has sufficient strength and stiffness to take the load on the bridge as a beam supported by the vertical spandrels that bear directly on the arch below and stiffen it. As a consequence the arch may be slimmer than it otherwise would be.|
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