RENEWAL OF A FLYOVER STRUCTURE AT THE DB'S NUREMBURG MARSHALLING YARD WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OF TRAIN WORKING

ERNEUERUNG EINES KREUZUNGSBAUWERKES DER DB IM RANGIERBAHNHOF NURNBERG BEI AUFRECHTERHALTUNG DES EISENBAHNBETRIEBS

Owing to age and infirmity, the vaulted bridge carrying the hump and the sorting sidings at Nuremburg marshalling yard, which also spans the approach tracks as well as a local railway line and an approach road, had to be renewed. As proposed by Messrs Held & Francke, it was decided that the replacement should be a single-span bridge. A feature of the procedural method adopted was that all preparatory work--foundations, abutments, readying of the structure for sliding into place--could proceed at both levels without interfering with railway working, while changing of the bridge equipment including the tracks could be carried out within a possession time of 54 hours (possible only once a year at the Whitsun holiday). In view of the very tight work schedule, the use of explosives was of great advantage both in connection with the foundation work and in demolishing the old structure. Disposal of the excavated material was effected by 250 DB's cars and the necessary loading equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • KRAUS, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00180264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM