THE FIRST AXIAL GIRDER RAILWAY BRIDGE, IN HAMBURG

LE PREMIER PONT DE CHEMIN DE FER A POUTRE AXIALE, A HAMBOURG

The author describes the new six-track rail bridge crossing the Southern reach of the Elbe in Hamburg. For this bridge, a continuous three span structure has been adopted, the spans being 107.40 m, 125.60 m and 107.40 m and made up of Warren lattice girders. According to present know-how, this is the best solution with lattice girders. Superstructures with a main axial girder have been chosen to reduce the number of conventional master girders to bear the weight of the six tracks, the structure will only have three such girders in the end. All the superstructure elements have been made using the box technique. All workshop assemblies and some of the work on site have involved welding; the actual structural joints are rivetted. The rail tracks have no ballast and sleepers are placed directly on top of the steel sheeting covering the side box-girders.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Centre Belgo-Luxembourg d'Information de l'Acier

    47 rue Montoyer
    B-1040 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Feige, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 310-14
  • Serial:
    • Acier/Stahl/Steel
    • Volume: 9
    • Publisher: Centre Belgo-Luxembourg d'Information de l'Acier

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM