Definition of roadbed
1a : the bed on which the ties, rails, and ballast of a railroad restb : the ballast or the upper surface of the ballast on which the ties rest
2a : the earth foundation of a road prepared for surfacingb : the part of the surface of a road traveled by vehicles
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The state board identified causes like broken tracks, motors that dropped out of trains, concrete crumbling into the roadbed and misaligned switches.
City engineers have said that a true fix for Ann Street involves comprehensive structural work - replacing the roadbed, updating some buried utilities and installing new curbs and sidewalks.
There would have been crops here then, Brian said, and a low roadbed that would have afforded some cover for Federal troops.
On the region’s main highway back to Yellowknife, entire guardrails have sunk into the roadbed, and a ribbon of asphalt that was once entirely flat now swells and dips because of thawing permafrost.
Officers also found a ladder on the elevated roadbed of the railway, not far from the museum.
Officers searching the crime scene found a ladder on the elevated railway’s roadbed, which is near the museum’s back wall.
On the other hand, flooding along the Peninsula gave builders an opportunity to make adjustments to the roadbed while revising specifications for drains, culverts and bridges.
The exhibit offers scores of vendors for collectors looking to find engines, passenger cars or roadbeds for their models.
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