Title: Design and Construction of Prestressed Concrete Through-Girder Railway Bridges in Japan
Author(s): Michiyuki Kono and Yoshio Ozaka
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 549-562
Keywords: bridge decks; bridges (structures); concrete construction; deformation; girders; Japan; load tests (structural); models; prestressed concrete; railroad bridges; strains; structural analysis; structural design; torsion
A through-girder bridge can be an economical form of construction where clearance under the bridge is limited. Development of prestressed concrete through-girder bridges grew out of extensive experience with prestressed concrete bridges employing simply supported girders. Several representative through-girder bridges built by Japanese National Railways are described.