Longer travel times and additional transit times, delays and downtimes: the renewal of a bridge used to be a complicated interruption to railway operation. Thirty years ago, SSF Ingenieure patented a procedure for bridge launching, which only minimally interrupts operation and thus significantly reduces costs. Since then, SSF Ingenieure has launched around 400 bridges – and has continued to develop the procedure for designs within existing structures and construction under continued traffic.
In the newest Team Magazine “We know engineering”, Dieter Stumpf, company founder and member of the supervisory board, as well as Bernhard Kohlpaintner, head of the department for final design of railway bridges, explain how the idea for the patented procedure started and give an outlook on the development in the field of bridge launching.
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