Load Rating

Load Rating uses RailStar's vast experience of rating hundreds of railroad bridges.

Because almost all commercially available software is written for highway bridges, RailStar has developed its own Live Load Generator specifically for railroad loads as well as dozens of templates for rating the vast majority of railroad bridge types.

In the Field

If no drawings are available and it’s necessary to measure bridge members in the field, RailStar uses an ultrasonic thickness gauge on members that can only be accessed from one side. Beside improving accuracy, this reduces the time required to inspect and measure existing spans.


RailStar has developed their own custom software to calculate load ratings. Using over twenty years of industry experience, this software will dramatically cut the time and cost of providing accurate ratings.