9. What is the main difference between road bridges and railway bridges?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:36 -- sgradmin

i) The difference comes in the design load and dynamic loading. The railway bridges are designed based on anticipated heavy train loads as opposed to the vehicular loads. There are engineering considerations that are unique to the railways especially the dynamic loading, the vertical loads, the loading impacts etc.
ii) SGR axle loading is 25 tonnes and for the road is usually 8 tonnes.


Standard Gauge Railway Uganda
Developing the Tororo-Kampala (Eastern) and Tororo -Amuru-Packwach (Northern) routes