Load Tests and Inspection of Bridges of the High-Speed Railway Line Madrid-Galicia

Load tests carried out in Ourense - Silleda section
Sector Railways (Transport)
Urban Works (Instrumentation and monitoring)
CountrySpain (Europe)


Eptisa conducted static and dynamic load tests on the railway structures belonging to the recently-opened High-Speed Railway section linking Ourense and Santiago de Compostela. The most outstanding features on this line are the viaducts, which are almost 90 metres high and have very large and singular arches (higher than 70 metres). During the tests, vertical displacement parameters (arrows) were controlled and measured, as well as the stress (vertical) deformations affecting steel and concrete, and vibrations (accelerations).