PROTECTION OF BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE STREAMS
The problems associated with railroad crossings of the 27,000 miles of navigable waterways in the U.S. are outlined. Because federal navigation laws provide for no federal responsibility for navigation protection, railroads are confronted with major bridge engineering and maintenance problems. The committee report concludes that there is evidence that locks and other construction are now being planned for depths in excess of existing legal channels which can trigger another cycle of major navigation improvements, another round of increasing damage. It is advised that navigation protection systems should become a federal responsibility just as locks and dredging are now.
- Proceedings of the Seventy-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Railway Bridge & Building Association, held at Chicago, Illinois, October 1-3, 1974.
American Railway Bridge & Building Association18154 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL United States 60430
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: p. 51-55
- Publication of: American Railway Bridge & Building Association
- Publisher: American Railway Bridge & Building Association
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Inland waterways; Maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bridge maintenance
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Maintenance and Preservation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00096567
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM