DISCUSSION ON LOW COST BRIDGES

A TABLE IS PRESENTED FROM A REPORT OF A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN RAILWAY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN WOOD PRESERVERS' ASSOCIATION SHOWING THE SERVICE RECORD FOR TREATED TIES. THIS TABLE SHOWS THAT TREATED TIES MAY BE EXPECTED TO GIVE SERVICE FOR AN AVERAGE OF 25 YEARS. SINCE MOST TREATED TIES ARE REMOVED FOR OTHER CAUSES THAN DECAY, THE MORE EXPENSIVE TIMBERS IN A BRIDGE SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO GIVE LONGER SERVICE. IT IS FELT THAT THE MATTER OF BRIDGE OBSOLESCENCE SHOULD RECEIVE MORE ATTENTION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 11, Pt 1, P 128, 1 TAB; part of Report of Committee on Highway Design: A Symposium on the Economics of Low Cost Highway Bridges
  • Discussers:
    • Perry, L
  • Publication Date: 1932

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 10-11, 1931. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM