BIG BLOW HITS PC - HIGH WINDS HURL GIRDER SPANS INTO RIVER

Most railroaders in the maintenance of way and structures department have seen examples of what extreme manifestations of nature can do to railroad property. On April 3, 1974 in Monticello, Indiana, a tornado lifted four 105 ft. long spans, each weighing 114-tons, off the substructure of Penn Central's bridge no. 21.07 across the Tippecanoe River. Before restoration could begin each span had first to be lifted from the river and inspected for either repair and reuse or replacement. The methods and procedures used for restoration are discussed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM