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    As you have seen from the many responses, what a great topic! Part of my education about bridges has come from reading about those pioneer bridge builders who "figured it out" by doing it. Brunel, Telford, Cooper, Modjeski, Waddell, Eads, etc. Their ...

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    You may wish to review the annual proceedings of the American Railway Bridge and Building Assn (merged into AREMA in 1997). This link below has many of the volumes scanned. https://books.google.com/books/about/Proceedings.html?id=5qgdAQAAIAAJ ------------------------------ ...

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    That is indeed a big question. States are able to regulate railroads like any other business, except when they're not. And for civil engineers, the "when they're not" part almost always comes down to two laws: the Interstate Commerce Commission Act of ...

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    Can someone point me to an overview of jurisdictional principles for rail infrastructure and operations? I know that for RRs engaged in interstate commerce many aspects are preempted by the federal government. But states and local governments try to regulate ...

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    Sent from Mail for Windows One source of older, out of print books is ABE Books on the internet.

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