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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seventy-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Railway Bridge & Building Association, held at Chicago, Illinois, October 1-3, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Bridge & Building Association

    18154 Harwood Avenue
    Homewood, IL  United States  60430
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00096567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM