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RE: Question regarding Railroad Bridge Design

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My experience has been that any railroad that will operate their equipment
on a private spur track, bridge, etc. will want to review the design.

Ed Marshall, PE

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bill Polhemus [SMTP:polhemus(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 28, 1998 10:09 AM
> To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject:	Question regarding Railroad Bridge Design
> I've got a railroad bridge over a river to design, and have little
> experience in procedural matters in re.
> For example:  The bridge and the track itself will be owned and operated
> by a private (actually, quasi-public) entity, but will of course be used
> by equipment from various and sundry rail companies (primarily Union
> Pacific, I think).
> We have a copy of UP's design guides, and their requirements seem to be
> fairly explicit, and fairly strict.
> What is the role of the rail company in reviewing design of such a bridge?
> Is there a need to have UP and any other company that might run their
> stock across this bridge, review the design thereof?
> I'd like some input from anyone who's trod this (rail)road before!