Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Linz—Urfahr railway and road bridge — a 110‐year‐old structure severely damaged by corrosion

Linz—Urfahr railway and road bridge — a 110‐year‐old structure severely damaged by corrosion At the very end of the 1890s, the rural district of Urfahr was connected to the town of Linz, Austria, by means of a seven‐span, 393.94 m long steel bridge. Serious problems regarding its durability arose from the use of the bridge for road traffic due to the application of de‐icing salt, which began in the mid‐1960s and caused severe corrosion damage. In 1981 the bridge was improved by restoring the anti‐corrosion protection and by replacing the old deck construction with a new one. Since that time, restoration works and repairs have been carried out continuously. This paper deals with the present reliability of the main spans with a special focus on the structural behaviour under traffic and wind loads, quantified by means of modern standards. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

Linz—Urfahr railway and road bridge — a 110‐year‐old structure severely damaged by corrosion

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/linz-urfahr-railway-and-road-bridge-a-110-year-old-structure-severely-kWZnchjFDt
Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
"Copyright © 2011 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company"
ISSN
1867-0520
eISSN
1867-0539
DOI
10.1002/stco.201110003
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

At the very end of the 1890s, the rural district of Urfahr was connected to the town of Linz, Austria, by means of a seven‐span, 393.94 m long steel bridge. Serious problems regarding its durability arose from the use of the bridge for road traffic due to the application of de‐icing salt, which began in the mid‐1960s and caused severe corrosion damage. In 1981 the bridge was improved by restoring the anti‐corrosion protection and by replacing the old deck construction with a new one. Since that time, restoration works and repairs have been carried out continuously. This paper deals with the present reliability of the main spans with a special focus on the structural behaviour under traffic and wind loads, quantified by means of modern standards.

Journal

Steel Construction: Design and ResearchWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2011

References