Steel railway bridges are always individually designed and constructed according to the specific needs and requirements of the job railways require them to do and any specific station needs.
The design and construction is similar in a way to a highway bridge in the principles of the structure; for example a beam bridge is utilised for short spans and through truss or over truss bridges are used for longer spans. However, special methods need to be employed in the construction of a steel railway bridges such as parallel building and jacking sideways.
Railways 'Possesions' are hard to obtain and have a very short time for submission leading to difficulties in design and construction.
If you think we can help with your railway or railway station bridge construction and design, please describe the conditions and the loadings required.
For details on Steel Bridges for Railways and Stations please fill out our enquiry form.