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Assessment of European railway bridges for future traffic demands and longer lives: EC project "sustainable bridges"
Skanska Teknik, Göteborg.
Network Rail, London.
Banverket, Borlänge.
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2005 (English)In: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, ISSN 1573-2479, E-ISSN 1744-8980, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 93-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A European Integrated Research Project has recently been started within the 6th Framework Program of the European Commission. The project aims at improved methods for the upgrading of existing railway bridges within the European railway network. The main objectives of the project are to increase the transport capacity by allowing higher axle loads and by increasing the maximum speeds. Other objectives are to increase the residual lifetime of existing bridges and to enhance management, strengthening and repair systems. The overall goal is to enable the delivery of improved capacity without compromising the safety and economy of the working railway. A consortium consisting of railway bridge owners, consultants, contractors, research institutes and universities carry out the project, having a gross budget of more than 10 million Euros. Funding from the European Commission covers a major portion of the four-year project costs

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2005. Vol. 1, no 2, p. 93-100
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4227DOI: 10.1080/15732470412331289396Local ID: 22525c40-6a5c-11db-8cbe-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-4227DiVA, id: diva2:977091
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