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  • Sabine 🦁

    Impressive viaduct on the Stolberg-Walheim railway line. It spans the Inde at Kornelimünster, is 145 meters long and has eight openings.

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    • September 20, 2019

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    😂 The Romans really have nothing to do with that !!! 😂😂😂

    As early as the middle of the 19th century there were first considerations to build a railway connection from Stolberg towards Belgium and Luxembourg. After the section of the Vennbahn between the Aachen-Rothe Erde and Walheim stations was built in 1885, the line from Stolberg Central Station via Stolberg-Hammer to Walheim was completed in 1889 and connected to the Vennbahn. In the course of this extension, the viaduct was led over the Indetal, also known locally as the Falkenbachtal. The Falkenbach Viaduct (also known as the Schlausermühle Viaduct) was originally supposed to have only five arches; longer dams at both ends should compensate for the difference in height. Since the resulting width of this dam would have required additional land acquisition, a longer viaduct with eight arches was built. Limestone was chosen as the building material. The section to Walheim, on which the viaduct is located, was opened on December 21, 1889.

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    • January 28, 2019

  • Gerda

    You stand in front of it and marvel ... have a look. It is worth it

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    • July 12, 2020

  • R.Bungartz

    During the Second World War, on September 11, 1944, the two northern pillars of the viaduct were blown up by retreating German soldiers and then replaced by American pioneers with a steel structure that could accommodate a single track. This steel construction was repaired by the German Federal Railroad in the 1950s, the cost of which was 60,000 Deutschmarks. During the repair, girders were reinforced and a railing was attached. Plans to replace the steel structure with a concrete bridge failed.
    Due to its poor condition, the Falkenbach Viaduct was recently only navigable at an increasingly slower speed. Since it could no longer absorb braking forces, it was finally blocked for operation. Source:

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    • August 13, 2020

  • Wanderklaus

    Ancient Roman water viaducts line the path.

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Marcel

    Especially impressive in the morning sun!

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    • August 16, 2020

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    • February 20, 2021

  • 1967Bike-Didi

    An old viaduct that was previously used for rail traffic. This or the line is currently to be reactivated for passenger traffic. Should lead from Stolberg to Eupen in Belgium.

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    • February 26, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The Falkenbach Viaduct is a natural stone arch bridge made of limestone cuboids with eight openings over a total length of approx. 145 m. The pillar spacing is approx. 18 m and the height approx. 23 m. It consists of two arch bridges that are flush with one another (Fig 1 and 2) The first bridge was inaugurated in 1889 and has spar vaults. For the double-track expansion of the railway line, a further viaduct of largely the same construction, but without spar vaults, was added on the west side in 1907.
    The two northern pillars and three arches were destroyed at the end of the Second World War. The missing components were replaced by a steel structure by US pioneers. The existing documents cover the extension from 1907, a graphostatics from 1915 probably shows a higher load than the originally assumed one. ... "

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    • August 4, 2021

  • Alga98

    A spectacular "remnant" from the Roman period. The aqueduct probably served to supply water from Cologne and is still visible in some places in the Eifel

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    • June 5, 2018

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