Railway Steel Bridge (Belgian Railways)
A complete static and dynamic analysis of the old existing steel bridge in Visé was done. The APT-ST system was installed directly on steel in order to minimize the forces going into the bridge structure.
This way the lifetime of the bridge was increased with more than 50 years and the heavy axle freight trains are now able to pass at 80 km/h (10 km/h before the installation of the new track). The special track system also reduces the emitted noise in comparison with a classical direct fixation system with more than 3 dB(A).