The viaduct in the town of Hanušovce
is a rare technical monument
As a result of the Vienna Arbitration, Slovakia lost almost a third of the length of its railway lines and its connection to its eastern part, which required the construction of new railway lines. Four viaducts with a total length of more than 946 meters near Hanušovce nad Topľou were also planned to build as part of the 50-kilometer route from Strážské town to Prešov town. The sad part of the construction is that prisoners from a nearby concentration camp worked on it.
The most interesting of the four viaducts, which belong to the national cultural monuments, is the second in a row. It was built above the valley of the Hanušovský potok brook and passes over the southern part of the town.
In 1943, the construction was completed, and a year later, the Čapajev partisans blew up one pillar to prevent the Germans from crossing the Eastern Front. They destroyed it in 1945 when they retreated before the Russians. It was not repaired until two years later.
The viaduct in Hanušovce is one of the most important technical monuments, the monumentality of which can best be seen from below from Mierová Street in the town of Hanušovce nad Topľou. It is almost 390 meters long. It is the longest railway bridge built in arch form in Slovakia and Central Europe. The highest pillar reaches less than 28 meters and each of them has a foundation deeper than its height.