Crane Track

Crane Track

 

a rail along which hoisting cranes move. For bridge and wall-bracket cranes that are installed in industrial buildings or on trestles, the tracks are supported by steel or reinforced-concrete beams, which are mounted on columns with brackets. Ground-level tracks for light gantry cranes and tower cranes used in construction are mounted on a bed consisting of railroad ties and ballast. Tracks for heavy traveling cranes and bridge loaders are laid on reinforced-concrete foundation beams. Usually, railroad and special crane rails are used for crane tracks; rails made from rolled stock with a square cross section are used less frequently. Crane tracks must be level and parallel, and they must be strong enough to withstand the loads imposed by the crane wheels or by anticreep rail grippers.

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This investment in the Brcko port is part of the first phase of a complex rehabilitation program including construction of the 2.5 km of the new harbor crane track and asphalt plateau on the port premises, as well as the full rehabilitation of the industrial railway track to the Brcko Novo station and the access road to the port.
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