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Brusio Spiral Viaduct Railway In Switzerland E-mail
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The Brusio spiral viaduct is a single-track nine-arched stone spiral railway viaduct. A signature structure of the World Heritage-listed Bernina railway, it is located near Brusio, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, and was built to limit the railway's gradient at that location within its specified maximum of 7%. The Brusio spiral viaduct forms part of the Bernina Railway section between Brusio and Campascio. It is just south of Brusio, and approximately 54 kilometres (34 mi) from St. Moritz. The viaduct was opened on 1 July 1908, upon the opening of the Tirano–Poschiavo section of the Bernina Railway.

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The Amazing Tsar Bell, Moscow E-mail
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The Tsar Bell also known as the Tsarsky Kolokol, Tsar Kolokol III, or Royal Bell on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. Tsar Bell is one of the most prominent and famous monuments of art foundry in Russia. It's the biggest bell in the world. It weighs about 200 tons, but no one has ever heard its ringing. The bell was broken during a big fire and it was never lifted on a bell tower. The diameter of 6.6 meters and height of 6.14 meters. It was founded from bronze by masters Ivan Motorin and his son Mikhail in 1733–1735. Ornaments, portraits, and inscriptions were made by V. Kobelev, P. Galkin, P. Kokhtev, P. Serebryakov and P. Lukovnikov. The bell was never rung — during a fire in 1737.

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