COMPARATIVE INVESTIGATION OF TRAFFIC LOADING FOR ROAD BRIDGES AND DERIVATION OF AN IMPROVED LOAD STANDARD

This document discusses the standard traffic loadings to be used in the design of road bridges as presented in din 1072. These loads in effect are dependent on the nature of the route, the kind of vehicle to be expected, and on the traffic mix and density. During the life of the bridge they can increase or decrease as a result of new housing areas or industry, or because of changes in the road network or because the regulation loading (and hence the maximum loading) of vehicles does not remain constant. An estimation of the governing load by the builder is practically impossible and he takes it from the standard mentioned above. In all the larger countries such load determinations have been made, but because of the different conceptions of safety and other considerations in regard to traffic, there are considerable differences. This document discusses how the German code compares with those of other countries and how the standard traffic load, adopted here in the light of recently developed proposals for an improved new safety concept, corresponds with actual loading. Thence a proposal for a standard traffic load has been derived, which produced both an economical result, and, in practice, the simplest possible design of bridges. This is a translation of the original document in German entitled Vergleichende Untersuchung von Verkehrsregellasten fuer Strassenbruecken und Ableitung Eines Verbesserten lastbildes by D. Linse. See IRRD abstract no. 305622. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Main Roads Department, Australia

    GPO X2255
    East Perth, West Australia 6000,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • MARSH, J G
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM