Railway viaduct in Novograd-Volynsky

The railway viaduct in Novograd-Volynsky is one of the youngest viaducts in Ukraine, it was built in 1914-1915 along with the building of Starokonstantinov – Zhlobin railway, which passed through the outskirts of Novograd-Volynsky. It is said that the construction of the bridge was personally supervised by the Russian Emperor. Interesting fact: during the construction of the viaduct they had been using chicken eggs instead of cement.

Railway viaduct
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The viaduct is located on the scenic Sluch River, with rocky banks and cliffs. It is located near the M06 highway, at the Novograd-Volynsky loop road in the Zhytomyr region.

Now the viaduct is in very good condition and trains are still actively moving along it. In some mysterious way, it remained intact during World War I, Civil War and World War II. It is very rare, alomost unique, because most of the bridges were blown up or destroyed by aircraft. Although there was the construction of a machine-gun bunker in the 1930s, from the side of Korosten. At the end of the twentieth century, due to the electrification of the track section, electrical supports for the overhead wire were installed on the bridge.

Railway viaduct
Picture: explorer.lviv.ua

Railway viaduct

Picture: explorer.lviv.ua

Railway magazine “Railway Supply”