Eisenbahnüberführung Simmerbach - Pilotprojekt in VFT-Rail-Bauweise mit externer Bewehrung


Medium: journal article
Language(s): de 
Published in: Stahlbau, , n. 2, v. 81
Page(s): 100-107
DOI: 10.1002/stab.201201520

Report on the railway overpass Simmerbach, Germany - Pilot project in VFT-Rail construction method with external reinforcement.

The German Railway Company DB Netz AG put the first bridge structure using a composite structure with external reinforcement into operation and is gaining experience on the railway link Bingen-Saarbrücken. The new construction method implements a superstructure based on the non-ballast slab-track system. The structure contains a cross-section with external reinforcement manufactured out of rolled sections which are fixed to the precasted element by composite dowels.
The close-off interval of one weekend was available for that project to replace the 140 years old trough bridges out of steel. The pier head and the support part of the abutments were renewed contemporaneously. The two innovative superstructures with a span of 12,75 m each have been in service since end of October 2011.

Keywords: bridge construction, external reinforcement, VFT-Rail, rail fastening, ballast track
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