Land bridge (rail)

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A rail land bridge refers to the transport of containers by rail between ports on either side of a land mass, such as North America. Jean-Paul Rodrigue defined a rail land bridge as having two characteristics: First, a single bill of lading issued by the freight forwarder that covers the entire journey, and second, the freight remains in the same container for the total transit.[1] One example of a rail land bridge is the Eurasian Land Bridge. A transcontinental railroad can be a type of land bridge.


  1. ^ Rodrigue, Jean-Paul (1998–2009). "Transcontinental Bridges (Inland Long Distance Rail Corridors)". The Geography of Transport Systems. Department of Global Studies & Geography, Hofstra University. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  • Qi, Yong; Yan Wang (1991). "Analysis of Land Bridge Transportation". Chinese Geographical Science. Science Press. 1 (4): 337–346. doi:10.1007/BF02664482.