ADEQUACY OF ROAD BRIDGES FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE 300-TONNE TRANSPORTER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY

With proposals in the offing for setting up nuclear power-plants in different parts of the country, a factor that assumes considerable importance is the facility for the transport of equipment. Many of the components of machinery that have to be transported are abnormal both in their weights and their sizes. For carrying these large and heavy components special transporters have to be provided. Although the roads in the country, including national highways, do not present any serious problem for carrying the usual vehicular traffic that normally plies on them, some of the bridges and culverts are found to be not strong enough to carry the special vehicles used for transporting large-size heavy equipment. Before these special transport vehicles are permitted to pass over such bridges it is necessary to evaluate the adequacy and ability of the latter to support the probable axle loads and gross weights. The paper discusses at length the methods of assessing the adequacy of bridges and culverts for carrying such heavy transport vehicles. /TRRL/

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Venkatesulu, G
    • Tilak, M M
    • MOTWANI, S C
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 10-18
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 50
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM