Développement d'un concept de pont ferroviaire mobile
Interruption of railway traffic creates important financial losses for the transportation utilities and society at large. At this moment, to limit this impact, the CN uses emergency girders stored around their territory to decrease the time to transport the materials to the site. However, this method is difficult to put in place and bypass of the traffic is not possible everywhere. The development of a portable railway bridge is interesting for this purpose. This structure has to be transported, erected and in services within 48h. This type of bridge should also be adjustable in length to allow reusing of the existing bearings, piers and abutments (5 to 28m of span). Between the steel superstructure possibilities, three solutions have been chosen: (a) plate girder, (b) through girder and (c) through truss. The geometry and the construction method are the particularities to consider. After those conceptions, the three alternatives have been analyzed as a function of many criteria. The number of bolts, the quantity of material and the dimension of the prefabricated sections were considered to determine the best solution for this kind of utilization.
- Génie – Mémoires