Title

Rapid Replacement of a Movable Steel Railway Bridge

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2006

Subject Area

operations - traffic, mode - rail

Keywords

Water traffic, Vessel traffic, Train traffic, Traffic disruption, Traffic delay, Steel bridges, Rapid replacement, Railroad traffic, Railroad bridges, Movable bridges, Elevated railroads, Bridge replacement

Abstract

Railway bridges must be replaced rapidly to avoid detrimental effects on the operation of the railway. Detour routes are sometimes not available and often not an economical option. This paper describes the planning and techniques used in the rapid replacement of a movable steel railway bridge with minimal interruption to railway and marine traffic.