Bridges & Structures
In the United States alone, there are around 100,000 railway bridges within the country’s 140,000 miles of track. Obviously, that many structures translate to a fair amount of bridge decking repair and upkeep with the help of a varied toolbox.
Many bridges were subjected to the elements for many years before ever receiving a thorough inspection, eventually necessitating a wide range of repairs and replacements.
Thanks to inspection and maintenance practices adopted to standardize rail bridge safety procedures, regular checks are performed on many railway bridges, looking for washed-out bents, fatigue cracks, and broken bolts or bracings, even down to the smallest details such as ensuring safety gas cans are up to code.
One of the most common activities that is carried out following one of these inspections is bridge decking repair. Concrete bridges may have cracks, steel bridges may have deformities due to rust or friction, and timber bridges could be rotting.
Regardless of the extent of the damage, repair to the track on a bridge requires portable, easy-to-use tools. Tools required may be a bridge jacks, a diamond lifting device, a battery operated toque wrench, updating Lanfranco locknuts or a manual fast clip driver.
While Industry-Railway Suppliers offers the tools you need to efficiently maintain railway bridges and structures, we can also provide the other ins and outs that you require to comply with industry best practices, like safety gas cans.
At Industry-Railway Suppliers, our ultimate goal has been to keep railway professionals stocked with all the items they could possibly need since we first opened our doors in 1966. For more than 50 years, we’ve upheld a high standard of quality for both our products and our customer service.