BS EN 1991-2:2003 - Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. Traffic loads on bridges – BSI British Standards

BS EN 1991-2:2003

Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. Traffic loads on bridges

Status : Current, Under review   Published : October 2003



This European Standard, BS EN 1991-2 defines imposed loads (models and representative values) associated with road traffic, pedestrian actions and rail traffic which include, when relevant, dynamic effects and centrifugal, braking and acceleration actions and actions for accidental design situations. Imposed loads defined in this standard are intended to be used for the design of new bridges, including piers, abutments, upstand walls, wing walls and flank walls etc., and their foundations. The load models and values given in this standard should be used for the design of retaining walls adjacent to roads and railway lines.

BS EN 1991-2:2003 supersedes DD ENV 1991-3:2000, which is withdrawn.


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Standard NumberBS EN 1991-2:2003
TitleEurocode 1. Actions on structures. Traffic loads on bridges
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 October 2003
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1991-1-3, prEN 1991-1-4, EN 1990, EN 1992, prEN 1991-1-6, EN 1317-2, EN 1317-6, EN 1994, EN 1997, prEN 1991-1-7, EN 1999, EN 1991-1-1, EN 1317-1, EN 1993, EN 1998, EN 1995, prEN 1991-1-5
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesDD ENV 1991-3:2000
International RelationshipsEN 1991-2:2003/AC:2010
Amended ByAMD 15508
Corrigendum, April 2010; Corrigendum, December 2004
DescriptorsLoading, Live loading, Railway bridges, Traffic, Road bridges, Vehicles, Bridges, Load capacity, Structures, Structural design, Buildings, Roads, Mathematical calculations, Structural systems
Title in FrenchEurocode 1. Actions sur les structures. Actions sur les ponts, dues au trafic
Title in GermanEurocode 1. Einwirkungen auf Tragwerke. Verkehrslasten auf Brücken
ISBN978 0 580 68991 8
File Size4.395 MB
NotesThis standard is the subject of transitional arrangements agreed under a European Commission mandate. In order to allow for any changes in national regulations, the Commission in consultation with Member States has agreed a transition period for the co-existence of EN 1991-2 and corresponding national standards. At the end of this coexistence period BS 5400-1:1988 and BS 5400-2 will be withdrawn.

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