LONGITUDINAL FORCES IN THREE OPEN-DECK STEEL BRIDGES

This paper describes the testing of 3 open-deck steel railroad bridges to measure longitudinal forces induced by high-adhesion alternating-current locomotives. Bridges tested include a 50-foot single-span riveted deck plate-girder bridge, a 122-foot dual-span welded deck plate-girder bridge, and a 400-foot four-span bridge made up of a 210-foot truss, 107-foot truss, and 39-foot and 42-foot beam spans. Analysis showed that the bridges generally resisted a significant portion of the applied longitudinal forces. Findings are discussed.

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  • Authors:
    • Otter, D E
    • LoPresti, J A
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  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 00796038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2000 12:00AM