Rapid Replacement of a Movable Steel Railway Bridge
operations - traffic, mode - rail
Water traffic, Vessel traffic, Train traffic, Traffic disruption, Traffic delay, Steel bridges, Rapid replacement, Railroad traffic, Railroad bridges, Movable bridges, Elevated railroads, Bridge replacement
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.
Unsworth, John, Brown, Christian, (2006). Rapid Replacement of a Movable Steel Railway Bridge. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1976, pp 31-35.