The first eSPAN140 demonstration bridge, this new span -- made possible by a collaboration between Buchanan County and the SSSBA -- replaced a deficient bridge.
Steel has the solution to today’s short span bridge design challenges. Find some examples here.
A corrugated steel box culvert fabricated by Big R Bridge.
This 135-foot weathering steel wide plate girder bridge was fabricated by True North Steel.
U.S. Bridge fabricated this steel truss bridge over Sunday Creek
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Does eSPAN140 really save time and money in short span steel bridge design? "Yes!" says the team that designed and built the Jesup South Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa. Hear the story in their own words. Learn More
In an “apples-to-apples” comparison of two nearly identical short span bridges in Audrain County, Missouri ―one built with concrete and the other with steel―the steel bridge saved 25% on the superstructure and 19% on the total cost of the structure. Learn More
Mark Servi-President-Elect, National Association of County Engineers "eSpan140 provides county engineers with all of the information necessary to select a cost-effective steel bridge or culvert customized to their specific project needs." Learn More
1/6/2015 - A comprehensive event-filled calendar courtesy of U.S. Bridge, Contech and Roads & Bridges.
2/4/2015 - Dr. Michael Barker will team up with the National Steel Bridge Alliance to present on economical short span steel bridges and the free web-based design tool eSPAN140.
2/10/2015 - On February 9 from 1-5 pm, Dr. Karl Barth will discuss the development of preliminary design resources for short span steel bridges and modular steel tub girders.
3/4/2015 - Dr. Karl Barth, Edgar Tapia Hernandez and Tiziano Perea will conduct presentations on different facets of short span steel bridge design and construction.
3/11/2015 - Free workshop for bridge owners, designers, engineers and others on the safe and cost-effective design, detail, fabrication and installation of short span steel bridges.
3/18/2015 - On March 18 from 10-11 a.m., Buchanan County (IA) Engineer Brian Keierleber will discuss the use of short span steel bridges in his county.
1/22/2015 - The structurally deficient Boggs Road Bridge in Perry Township was replaced with steel, saving more than $10,000 for the Muskingum County Engineer's Office.
1/21/2015 - The Castleton Bridge in Hamilton County, Indiana isn't showing its age, despite high traffic volume and frequent applications of deicing road salts.
1/5/2015 - Muskingum County has a creative sustainable practice for replacing structurally deficient and functionally obsolete short span bridges--recycling steel bridge beams.
1/3/2015 - This U.S. Bridge project is currently the largest bridge-building project being undertaken by Troup County's roads department.
11/11/2014 - County engineers, bridge owners and designers find steel solutions for short span projects with free design tools and technology transfer sessions. Schedule yours today!
10/1/2014 - Fabricator and SSSBA Member Dennis Gonano from U.S. Bridge provides his insights on the Jesup South Bridge, the first project built using design tool eSPAN140.