REPLACEMENT OF CONNECTING PIN IN 520 FOOT DECK TRUSS SPAN

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad contracted to have replaced two pin connections in the bottom chords of its 520-foot truss bridge ove the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh, Pa. The steps in preparing for this repair to the 60-year-old bridge, reboring of the pin-connection holes and installation of the 12-1/2-inch diameter pins are described. The bridge was out of service for 19-1/2 and 15-hours for the two cycles of pin replacement.

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 43-50

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM