Through constructions on arched bridges

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Due to the fact that the vault bridges in DB Netz AG's inventory are getting older and older, a consistent approach to these historic structures must be taken. Based on the systematically recorded and classified damages, a deck slab or a sealing with beam construction between the upper edge of the vault and the upper edge of the rails should be implemented. A complex fundamental renewal should be carried out on the structure, e.g. drying of the structure, sealing with a new drainage system and the creation of the required safety space. In order to effectively implement this concept, a comprehensive module is to be introduced in the regulations of the Deutsche Bahn.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIABSE Symposium Prague, 2022
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Zürich
Number of pages8
ISBN (electronic)9783857481833
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

SeriesIABSE Symposium Report


TitleIABSE Symposium 2022
SubtitleChallenges for Existing and Oncoming Structures
Abbreviated titleIABSE 2022
Duration25 - 27 May 2022
CountryCzech Republic

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-8735-1345/work/142244511



  • condition category, financing eligibility, fundamental renewal, historic arch bridge, through module