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Buried Bridges

5:45 | Posted January 23, 2017

This video includes a general overview of flexible buried bridges and commentary from the fabricator, county engineer and contractor who worked on a buried bridge in Iowa. View the video to learn more about the benefits of a flexible buried bridges, and why you should consider this option for your next short span bridge project. A buried soil steel structure lowers foundation costs & reduces maintenance. There is no heavy equipment or specialized labor needed for construction, and shorter design and material lead time means bridges can be installed in just a few days.

Steel Bridge Provides Significant Cost Savings Over Similar Concrete Structure

4:39 | Posted April 9, 2014

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

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Life Cycle Costs Matter When Comparing Steel and Concrete Girder Bridges

Posted October 27, 2016

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Industry Spotlight


An Innovative New Way to Design and Build Short Span Steel Bridges

The PRESS-BRAKE FORMED STEEL TUB GIRDER (PBTG) system is cost-effective, durable, easy to install and maintain, and can employ local crews. 

Read more about the system and its long-lasting benefits.

The first PBTG bridge in the U.S. — the Amish Sawmill Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa — is now in service. View the case study.

Read more in Engineering News-Record and STRUCTURE Magazine.

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