Civil Engineering ⇒ Topic : Steel bridges and its Components
|Steel bridges :|
Bridges are made for various purposes such as for a highway, a railway track, for carrying pipe lines. While. R.C.C. bridges are common in use for all the above purposes, steel bridges are more commonly used in Indian Railways for very small spans as well as very large spans.
Components of a bridge :
In general following are components of a bridge structure :
1. Foundations for the abutments and piers
2. Abutment and piers
3. River training works
4. Approaches to the bridge
6. Bearings for the girders or trusses
8. Gurad stones etc.
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