Viaduc des Fades
This bridge held the world record of highest iron bridge till 1976. We visited the bridge first at the end of the nineties. In december 2006 we did a photoshoot. The bridge is situated in the middle of France. It was very cool. The bridge was still in use at the time of visit. At the end of 2007 the track was taken out of service. Officially because of safety reasons, but there weren't many trains driving over its track.
The design of the bridge was made by Félix Virard in 1901, it was inspired by the bridges build by Eifel. The bridgebuilding took 8 years due to geological difficulties. In 1905 the 92 m high piers were ready. In 1909 the bridge was put into use being the highest iron bridge in the world. In 1976 the world record was lost. In 1984 the bridge was protected by the French state as a monument. In 2007 the bridge was taken out of service.