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BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES DIRECTORATE


FUNCTIONS:

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Evolving new standard designs of bridges (Steel, RCC, PSC and Composite etc.) for the latest loading standards.

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Development of new loading standards as per the needs of Indian Railways.

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Speed clearance of new rolling stocks and locomotive for permitting it’s use on existing bridges.

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Design of platform shelters, microwave towers  and other structures of standard nature.

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Formulation, updation and revision of Code of practices for the Design of Steel/RCC/PSC and Arch Bridges as well as Sub-structure.

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Investigations and rehabilitation schemes of old bridges for running of heavier trains.

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Inspection of welded plate girders and open web girders during their fabrication for use on the railways.

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Study of structural characteristics of bridge girders. Effect on bridges due to train load including longitudinal forces.

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Field trials and laboratory tests for validation of existing provisions and evolving new criteria for design and strength assessment technique.

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Preparation of manuals and guidelines on aspects related to inspection and maintenance of bridges.

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Study of bridge hydraulics, scour and river training works.

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Represent Indian Railways in various committees of Bureau of Indian Standards and Indian Road Congress.

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Rendering consultancy services to the Zonal Railways concerning bridge structures in gauge conversion project.

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In house software development for analysis and design of bridges and other structures.

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Proof checking of designs of bridges submitted by consultants through Zonal Railways.

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Developing list of competent manufacturers of girder bridges and bearings.

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Any other function assigned by Railway Board.

 



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