Building US Railroad Bridges within Hours a.k.a. “Railroad Bridge Change-outs”

This paper describes the replacement and upgrading of railroad bridges in the United States (US), through specific “change-outs” case examples, identifying the different factors which make them the keystone of railroad bridge maintenance, repair and replacement nowadays. It also covers advancements in the railroad industry related to railroad bridge upgrades which minimize railroad traffic interruptions. Finally, it identifies potential areas of development and expansion from these lessons learned on railroad engineering which might be useful for other structural engineers involved with infrastructure design, construction and maintenance.

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    • The DVD lists the title of this paper as “Building US Railroad Bridges within Hours, AKA Change Outs”.
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    International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

    ETH-Honggerberg, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
    Zurich 8093,   Switzerland  CH-8093
  • Authors:
    • Moreu, Fernando
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  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Edition: Volume 93
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Improving Infrastructure Worldwide. IABSE Symposium Weimar 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01322843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 20 2010 8:24AM