The Viaduct over the Enz was opened in 1853. The building was necessary for the construction of the so-called Westbahn to Bruchsal, the first railway connection from Württemberg to Baden. The imposing structure consists of 21 arches. The total length is 287 meters and at the highest point it is 33 meters high. The viaduct is one of the most beautiful art buildings from the early days of the German railways.
The Bietigheimer railway viaduct is a railway bridge over the Enz valley near Bietigheim-Bissingen and one of the city's landmarks. It was built from 1851 to 1853 as part of the Württemberg Westbahn Bietigheim-Bruchsal under the direction of architect Karl Etzel. The viaduct has two rows of arches. It is about 287 meters long, about 33 meters high and has 21 arches that stretch across the Enz valley. The width of the vaults is at the top 7.45 meters, the inside width 11.46 meters. The building was commissioned on 20 September 1853 together with the Westbahn. It was the most elaborate single structure of the Royal Württemberg State Railways. (Source: Wikipedia)
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