Special Considerations for Railroads

Committee on Cable-Stayed Bridges of ASCE

Part of: Guidelines for the Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges


In comparison with highway bridges, railroad bridges are generally characterized by a larger ratio between traffic and dead load, larger braking forces, smaller relative width of the bridge deck, and stricter requirements regarding deflections. Consequently, special care must be taken when designing cable stayed bridges for railroads.

Subject Headings: Railroad bridges | Highway bridges | Bridge decks | Bridge design | Cable stayed bridges | Rail transportation | Cables | Comparative studies


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