Mala Rijeka viaduct

The Mala Rijeka Viaduct is a viaduct on the Belgrade - Bar railway, located some 20km north of Podgorica, Montenegro.


The project was started in 1969 and was completed in 1973. Viaduct is 498.8 metres (1,636 ft) long and rises 200 metres (660 ft) above the Mala Rijeka (meaning literally Little river). It is also the longest bridge on the Belgrade - Bar railway.

It is the tallest railway viaduct in the world (This record height was held by the Fades viaduct in France). Until 2001 it was the tallest railway bridge, but since Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge (which is arches bridge) was constructed it is the second. After finishing construction of Chenab River Railway Bridge in 2015 it will be 3rd tallest railway bridge, however it will stay tallest railway viaduct


36,000 m³ of concrete and 100,000 tons of steel were built into the bridge. The largest of four pillars, upon which the bridge lies, has a base bigger than a tennis court. Belgian extreme sportsman Cedric Dumont was the first person ever to base jump from the bridge (on September 11th, 2008).