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Southern Lötschberg ramp Bietschtal viaduct

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From a nice trail following the southern Lötschberg ramp of the line through the alps, which connects Spiez in the Bernes Oberland with Brig Valais.

I just crossed the impressive Bietschtal viaduct.

See  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgsMf3SxkVA

See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lötschberg_railway_line

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