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Salginatobel Bridge, an engineering wonder from 1930

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Two years ago I went back to my hometown Schuders, a small village in the Swiss Alps. A windy one-lane mountain road leads up to the village. On the way you pass the Salginatobel Bridge, a reinforced concrete arch bridge designed by Swiss civil engineer Robert Maillart. It was constructed across an alpine valley between 1929 and 1930. In 1991, it was declared an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the thirteenth such structure and the first concrete bridge so designated. Get the details on Wikipedia at


I processed a balanced and a paintery HDR photo from three RAW exposures, merged them, and carefully adjusted the color balance and pulled the curves.


-- © Peter Thoeny, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, HDR, 3 RAW exposures, NEX-6, _DSC1211_2_3_hdr3bal1pai1c

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Taken on November 26, 2014