WIT Press

The Historical Railway Station Roofs Of VHertogenbosch

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990681

Volume

42

Pages

18

Published

1999

Size

2,125 kb

Author(s)

L.I. Vakar

Abstract

The newly constructed railway station complex of 's-Hertogenbosch incorporates two 450m long historical station roofs, which have been restored recently. These were built at the end of the last century and constitute, as far as is known, the first steel structures to be used in a building in the Netherlands. During their lifetime, they suffered a lot of damage due to three types of problems. These problems were caused by a lack of knowledge on the loads they had to withstand, by different behaviour regarding temperature expansion than assumed in the 1890s and by technical details which made it impossible to maintain them locally. During the restoration process, these problems have had to be taken into account and solved in order to prolong the structure's lifetime by another century and to make maintenan

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