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Alte Ganterbrücke (Old Ganter Bridge)

Alte Ganterbrücke (Old Ganter Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 9, 2017

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old Simplon Pass Road Over Ganter River
Location
Brig: Valais: Switzerland (Schweiz)
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This smaller bridge has been dwarfed by the larger and newer Ganter Bridge nearby. The arch barrel of this bridge appears to be concrete and the keystone appears to have 1933 on it. As such, this appears to be a stone faced concrete arch bridge rather than a pure stone arch bridge. A bridge was originally built here as part of the Simplon road built 1801–1805 by Napoleon I. It is possible that the abutments of this bridge date to this period and it was just the arch that was replaced, using a stone facing to simulate what the original bridge might have looked like.

 

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