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Title:Full-Scale Laboratory Testing of a Timber Trestle Railroad Bridge Chord, Phase 1
Authors:Jeno Balogh, Kimberly R. Doyle, and Richard M. Gutkowski
University:Colorado State University
Publication Date:Dec 2002
Report #:MPC-02-139
Project #:MPC-138
TRID #:00939312
Keywords:laboratory tests, load tests, railroad bridges, railroad trains, supporting, timber, trestles, uplift pressure
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


A laboratory test program was conducted on full-scale specimens replicating the main elements of a timber trestle railroad bridge chord. Previous field load testing had been done and was complicated by differing site-specific conditions. The purpose of the ongoing laboratory study described is to compare field tests results with controlled laboratory tests.

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