Road authorities have been concerned for many years about increased damage caused to bridges by super-high loads as there are no measures by which such damage can be prevented. Besides large material damage, risks are also caused for road safety and, as collisions against underbridges also jeopardize rail traffic, railway authorities are also worried. The national roads and waterways administration has set up a group to examine the following matters: (1) proper structure of height-indicator devices with drawings; (2) location of devices in view of the bridge and the height of installation; (3) priority of height-indicator devices; (4) construction and maintenance costs; (5) judicial principles involved in construction and in collision cases; and, (6) any other solutions. Developing various height-indicator devices formed the central part of the group's work requiring knowledge about accidents, earlier experiments and experience. Other solutions for prevention of collision damage were examined. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Finnish Road Association

    Vironkatu 6
    00170 Helsinki 17,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Eloniemi, P
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 236-240
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM