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Area Railroad Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Edward Arrington [SMTP:Earringt(--nospam--at)ENG.CI.LA.CA.US]
> Sent:	Monday, December 18, 2000 10:55 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	Re: Bridge Testing in US
> 
> I have heard of some railroad owners requiring testing of new bridges.
> Check with the latest AREA manual (sorry, but I forgot their new name).
> 
> Regards,
> ed arrington
> 
> >>> jelena(--nospam--at)bleiziffer.hr 12/05/00 11:03AM >>>
> Could someone please help me with the following questions:
> 
> Is it necessary in US to test a bridge after it has been built and before
> it goes into service?
> If the answer is yes, is the specification of bridge testing defined in
> some code and which one?
> 
> I need this information in order to compare it with the regulations on
> this subject in my country
> which are undergoing a lot of changes recently.
> 
> Thank you very much in advance.
> 
> Jelena Bleiziffer
> Croatian Institute for Bridge and Structural Engineering
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