Rockfall Memorial - Preda, GR, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 35.347 E 009° 46.533
32T E 559412 N 5159798
Quick Description: The stone that killed three railway workers at this location was made a memorial.
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Date Posted: 4/7/2014 8:24:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMKFJG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:
This memorial is located some steps west of the railway station of Preda, the last station west of Albula Tunnel. The plaque is mounted at a rock that killed three construction workers in a rockfall. The date of this incidence is not mentioned, neither the date of dedication, nor who erected it.

The plaque says:
"Bau des Albulatunnels. Stein, der 3 Arbeiter erschlug. 13 andere verloren noch das Leben. Ihr Opfer sei nicht vergessen."

English: "Construction of the Albula tunnel. The rock, that killed 3 workers. Another 13 lost their lives. Their sacrifice is not forgotten."

The Albula railway line, one of the most spectacular in the Swiss Alps, was built between 1900 and 1903.
Disaster Date: 1/1/1901

Memorial Sponsors: unknown

Disaster Type: Natural

Date of dedication: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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