Academic thesis

Karoline Halbwachs: The two Steinhaus-Viaducts of the Semmeringbahn. Technological Survey and Development of a Concept for Treatment Back
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Abstract: The two viaducts near Steinhaus in Styria (Steinhaus-Nord and Steinhaus-Süd-Viaducts)
were built by the company Gebrüder Fleischmann & Blühdorn between 1853-55 and belong
to the Semmering-railway, which is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Both
viaducts consist only of stone, like Rauhwacke and the conglomerate of Lindabrunn. This
thesis includes a building material and a condition survey of the two viaducts. The main focus
lays on the investigation of the conglomerate of Lindabrunn, which was used for the viaduct’s
cornices. This conglomerate is strongly affected by disintegration due to weathering.
Therefore, a concept for the treatment of the strongly weathered stone material is developed.


Keywords: viaduct, Semmering, conglomerate, weathering, consolidation
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  o. Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2016
  • Language:  German

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