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The railway bridges mentioned in this paper were renewals of existing bridges, and as such, it was essential to erect them during possessions of the tracks measured in hours. The methods of erection varied according to site conditions.
This account covers the design, fabrication and testing of a tubular aluminium tower used to carry lighting projectors for the illumination of a marshalling yard at Bienne, Switzerland. It is concerned mainly with those problems encountered in the design and welding of aluminium structures and the behaviour of the erected tower.