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This doesn't seem like it'd work...
« on: March 05, 2010, 11:16:27 AM »
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=316096

I'm surprised by that bridge's strength. Very surprised.

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Re: This doesn't seem like it'd work...
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 11:47:18 AM »
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All depends on the span width.  Short spans with good support on both ends may not need to be thick becaue teh weight goes back to ground quickly.
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Re: This doesn't seem like it'd work...
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 12:14:48 PM »
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That looks like someone's model railroad scene. Vertical retaining walls alongside the track, with another line crossing on the upper level.

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Re: This doesn't seem like it'd work...
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 12:16:48 PM »
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Very likely the deck is solid I- or H-beams from side to side, rather than girders.

I do think it qualifies as looking like a (bad) model.

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