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photography of famous railway bridges in switzerland

How can i walk around famous railway bridges in Switzerland for taking photos of trains passing over them.
I have a car to travel around. Please suggest one or two places any where in Switzerland. Please guide me how to go there. I will carry camera and tripod with me.
Anand

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Public footpaths are all over Switzerland. I would guess you could get close enough to many rail lines using them. A local "Wanderweg" map at 1:50000 would show you the paths. So long as you keep to signposted paths you can walk virtually anywhere in Switzerland
For example: http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?layers=&bgLayer=pk&scale=25000&X=771135&Y=172310&lang=en
or: http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?layers=&bgLayer=pk&scale=50000&X=688674.98875&Y=173209.848125&lang=en
In some cases, you probably have a shorter walk from the nearest railway station than from the nearest place you can park.

The only really famous railway bridges I can think of in Switzerand are the Landwasser viaduct: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/GlacierLandwasser.jpg
and the spiral at Brusio: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/RhB_ABe_4-4_III_Kreisviadukt_Brusio.jpg

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The most famous is the Landwasser viaduct near Filisur on the Albula route. I believe you have to walk to shoot a photo as it is not directly accessible by car.

The Brusio helicoidal bridge is, well, near Brusio on the Italian side of the Bernina route.

I remember several nice viaducts near Sedrun (Tujetsch) on the Oberalp route.

Other bridges at http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Switzerland_Bridges_90_to_100_meters

Most of these bridges are in fairly remote places and getting there is quite time consuming.