Rail Guidelines Manual


Guidelines for Design and Construction of Segmental Bridges for Rail     March 2022

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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to the industry (owners, designers, suppliers, contractors, and others) on considerations when using a concrete segmental-type bridge to carry rail, including transit rail, heavy or freight rail, and high-speed rail.  To date, most segmental rail projects in North America have been transit jobs and therefore, the guidelines herein are presented with a predominantly transit background.  The current document applies to structures supporting all rail types in general.  This guideline may be amended in the future to incorporate additional considerations for heavy or high-speed rail if warranted.

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