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Louis Favre

Chêne-Bourg 1826 - Göschenen 1879
Swiss engineer, builder of the Gotthard Rail Tunnel. He died of a heart attack in the tunnel
(Wikipedia)
Emile Lambert
Thiébaut (Paris)
1893

Chêne-Bourg /  Louis Favre   Chêne-Bourg /  Louis Favre

Description

Bronze statue with a pickaxe and the plan of the percement du st. gothard.

On the socle two bronze reliefs:

  1. Favre supervising the work in the tunnel.
  2. Favre dies of a heart attack on a rail wagon in the tunnel
On the both reliefs several other people could be recognized, according to the Journal de Genève, such as the engineer Stockalper and Favre's friend Daniel Colladon.

Inscription(s)

louis
FAVRE
1826-1879

Tunnel du St. Gothard
1872-1880
ÉRIGÉ
par
souscription nationale

DONATEURS

conseil fédéral suisse
conseil d'état de genève
ville de genève
cie du chemin de fer du st gothard
j.p. dufour hte savoie

emile lambert statuaire
a offert gratuitement son oeuvre
à la commune de chĂȘne-bourg

inauguré le 30 juillet 1893

j.e. goss archte

henneberg marb.

Signed: E. LAMBERT statuaire
(both reliefs) e. lambert statuaire
thiébaut freres fondeurs paris

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Location (N 46°11'42" - E 6°11'38")

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Item Code: chge050; Photograph: 6 June 2013
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