The Bukovo Viaduct

The Bukovo Viaduct is the best-known iron structure on the Bohinj Line. This magnificent 172-meter-long iron structure rests on four tall stone piers rising above the bed of the Bača River. The viaduct stands just past the notorious Bukovo Tunnel, which ends the narrowest upper section of the Bača Gorge.

Because of its remote location and difficulty of access, the Bukovo Viaduct was repeatedly attacked during the Second World War. The Partisans tried to disrupt rail traffic through the valley by blowing up the viaduct. They succeeded in 1943 and the viaduct was so badly damaged that the tracks had to be shifted to the nearby riverbank. In 1946, the bridge was restored and used for rail traffic again.