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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently released a new bridges and structures publication: LRFD Guide Specifications for Bridges Carrying Light Rail Transit Loads, 2nd Edition.

[Above image by AASHTO]

The new guide addresses the specification needs of bridges built for light rail transit or LRT loadings, or both LRT and conventional highway traffic loadings.

The second edition of this publication provides additional definitions common to the rail industry and clarifies the application of live loading and derailment loading parameters. It also revises language to improve consistency with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 9th Edition.

To purchase a copy of the LRFD Guide Specifications for Bridges Carrying Light Rail Transit Loads, 2nd Edition, visit the online AASHTO Store or click here to link directly to the publication’s web page.

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