PHOTOS: 7 Man-made Wonders Among New Heritage Sites

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Rhaetian Railway Lines, Central Alps

Trains on Rhaetian Railways' Albula and Bernina lines frequently encounter deep snow as they traverse the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. Opened in 1904, the picturesque routes pass through a total of 55 tunnels and cross 196 viaducts and bridges.

The beauty and architectural uniqueness of the lines and their importance in connecting the isolated villages earned the routes a designation as a United Nations World Heritage site in July 2008.

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—Photograph from UNESCO/Rhb/Andrea Badrutt, Chur
 
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