AN INTEGRATED ENGINEERING-PLANNING APPROACH TO THE PRESERVATION, IMPROVEMENT, AND REPLACEMENT OF ELEVATED TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES

This paper outlines the considerations surrounding the community acceptance of elevated railroad and rapid transit structures, both old and planned for future construction. Covered are such factors as type of neighborhood affected, land use, traffic surveys, urban renewal plans, and environmental considerations. Particular emphasis is placed upon methods of improving existing elevated structures: evaluation of the physical condition and load-carrying ability of the structure, need for structural repairs, and improved analysis techniques. Computer modeling techniques have been applied to these studies. It is shown that through use of these techniques, the transit operator can more accurately plan renewal programs to reflect the community's needs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Office of University Research of the Department of Transportation, compiled this information under report No. DOT-TST-74-15.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • SILVER, M L
    • BELYTSCHKO, T B
    • Gelick, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740029, SP-389 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 1981 12:00AM