Design of a curved 414m long continuous concrete railway bridge to resist earthquake motions

  • R. D. Jury Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • J. P. Hollings Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand
  • T. J. Catley Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract

Recent upgrading and realignment work on the Main Trunk Rail route between Ohakune and Horopito has required the replacement of the previous Hapuawhenua Viaduct with a 414 m long bridge on a 420 m curve and at a 1.57% gradient. Expected seismic performance has been given particular consideration in the design of the new bridge and the designers believe that the structural arrangement chosen has led to an economic solution providing excellent and predictable seismic behaviour even for very large earthquakes.

References

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Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte. 1970 International Recomnendation for the Design and Construction of Concrete Structures. CEB-FIP.

Jury, R.D. and Hollings, J.P. 1983. "A Seismic Zoning Scheme for New Zealand including Lateral Load Deviation". Proc Third South Pacific Conference for Earthquake Engineering.

Ministry of Works and Development. 1978. "Manual for Highway Bridge Design" CDP 701/D. Wellington.

Standards Association of New Zealand. 1982. "Code of practice for The Design of Concrete Structures". NZS 3101. Wellington.

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Published
1989-03-31
How to Cite
Jury, R. D., Hollings, J. P., & Catley, T. J. (1989). Design of a curved 414m long continuous concrete railway bridge to resist earthquake motions. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 22(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.22.1.50-56
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