Steel truss bridges have been widely used in Japan, because of their lightness in weight and ease of erection. But they are very noisy, and have become a serious nuisance to residents along the line. The article describes: the general principles of controlling noise by barriers and walls with sound-absorbing linings; practical methods of noise prevention on existing bridges; future design of bridges incorporating various noise prevention measures. However, further studies are required to determine certain details of these bridges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

    Kyodo Building, 18-7 Hagashi-Uyeno 2 Chome, Daito-Ku
    Tokyo-110,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • ABE, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1-8
  • Serial:
    • Permanent Way
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM