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
8/28/2014 - The National Steel Bridge Alliance and SSSBA present a comprehensive one-day look at short span steel bridge design. Registrations accepted.
10/6/2014 - Dr. Michael Barker will present an update on SSSBA activities.
11/12/2014 - SSSBA's team from IMCA will present research on composite construction, steel frames and connections. Their steel bridge research will be presented at future events.
9/17/2014 - In their own words, the designers and builders of the Jesup South Bridge reflect on using eSPAN140 and the construction process in this new four-minute video.
7/23/2014 - The session was presented by Edgar Tapia-Hernandez and Tiziano Perea (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico), Karl Barth (WVU), and Michael Barker (Univ. of Wyoming).
7/23/2014 - WVU Professor Karl Barth, Ph.D., has a few ideas and a new technology to improve the C+ grade for bridges given by ASCE's 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.