THE ERECTION OF RAILWAY BRIDGES WITHOUT TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS

HERSTELLEN VON EISENBAHNBRUECKEN UNTER BETRIEB

There are various methods of erecting railway bridges carrying permanent way with the minimum interference with rail traffic. The choice of method is based on preliminary investigations to determine the most appropriate method for each particular case. The choice of construction method is governed by operational factors, especially considerations of safety and the intensity of loading. Substructures may be constructed using diversion routes, temporary bridge structures or special foundation systems. The analogous methods for the super-structure are use of diversions, temporary bridges or lifting or sliding into position of components during breaks in the rail service. This enables large prefabricated units and even whole structures to be erected. Various examples illustrating the applications are discussed, with special emphasis on the so-called "drawer" system, which with the use of stringers to replace the sleepers allows traffic to continue virtually without interruptions. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutscher Beton-Verein E.V.

    Bahnhofstrasse 61, Postfach 543
    Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Werner, W
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 203-218
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM