Trestle Track

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Trestle Track

 

a section of a railroad line constructed on trestleworks. Trestle tracks are erected in place of high embankments or causeways at points where the railroad line intersects river floodplains and ravines or crosses populated or industrial areas. They are used in many countries to increase the operating safety of express lines.

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