The first eSPAN140 demonstration bridge, this new span -- made possible by a collaboration between Buchanan County and the SSSBA -- replaced a deficient bridge.
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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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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
Ohio County Accelerates Cost-Effective Bridge Replacements With Steel
Muskingum County (OH) saves over $10,000 using local crews & galvanized steel beams.
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1/6/2015 - A comprehensive event-filled calendar courtesy of U.S. Bridge, Contech and Roads & Bridges.
8/12/2015 - Dr. Greg Michaelson will present on "Development of Economical Short Span Steel Bridge Standards" and Dr. Karl Barth will cover press-brake formed tub girder technology.
9/9/2015 - SSSBA presentations: Dr. Michael Barker on cost-effective design options and Joel Hahm, P.E. on flexible buried bridges (design considerations, interim approaches).
9/23/2015 - Dr. Michael Barker will address attendees at this FHWA meeting of county engineers from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.
11/18/2015 - This free workshop is recommended for bridge, transportation, structural and safety engineers and others involved with the evaluation, inspection and management of bridges.
12/7/2015 - SSSBA will be exhibiting.
7/23/2015 - The wooden bridge built in 1956 is being replaced with a new short span steel buried bridge system. Construction will take place over the next 2 weeks, weather permitting.
7/10/2015 - SSSBA explores four cost-saving approaches for county engineers who face increased demand for short span bridge repair and replacement with limited funding.
5/5/2015 - Learn about a new cost-effective technology for short span bridge design at a free webinar on May 12 from 2-3 pm EDT as part of Infrastructure Week 2015.
4/20/2015 - The free webinar on innovative, cost-effective options for short span steel bridge design will be held May 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT.
3/16/2015 - A detailed engineering analysis showed steel to be the more cost-effective material for replacing the deficient Boggs Road Bridge near Zanesville, Ohio.
2/19/2015 - If you're looking for a sustainable way to replace or rebuild short span bridges while saving taxpayers money, check out this county's steel solution.