The Scherkondetal Bridge in Eastern Germany belongs to a new generation of railway bridges with a semi-integral structure. It is one of the three large bridges of the new high speed railway track Erfurt – Leipzig/Halle currently under construction. The bridge measures 576.5 m in length and the loads are transferred into the subsoil via 13 pillars and two abutments. The advantages of the semi integral structure are its aesthetics and the significantly reduced number of high-maintenance slide bearings.
3D Modelling of Train Induced Moving Loads on an Embankment