Re: Bridge Girder On Flat Cars


I am failing to see any problem with hauling this girder laid flat.  If it were "taller", there could arguably be side clearance problems, but it's not.

I do sort of question having it blocked so high, though.  I would think half the height would do.  I would be a bit concerned that, if the car came to a quick stop, that the mass of the girder would cause the blocking to rotate "forward".  Hopefully, the diagonal tie downs at the appropriate end would keep that from happening.


Edward Sutorik

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