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
4/13/2014 - Dr. Karl Barth will be presenting on "Development of a Shallow Press-Brake Formed Tub Girder for Short Span Steel Bridges" on April 14. SSSBA will be exhibiting.
4/16/2014 - Dr. Michael Barker from SSSBA will present on economical short span steel bridges and eSPAN140.
5/23/2014 - Competition will be keen as always, with the University of California-Berkeley ready to defend its national title.
4/17/2014 - "Economical Design Tools and Cost Analysis of Short Span Steel Bridges" will provide practical, cost-effective steel solutions and examples.
4/14/2014 - The High Point Lane Bridge in Boone County, MO is one of a kind, with the distinction of being the first plate girder bridge built using preliminary designs generated by eSPAN140.
4/10/2014 - The "apples-to-apples" comparison showed significant cost savings with the steel bridge. The engineers who conducted the study discuss its results.
3/7/2014 - eSPAN140 is saving significant time and costs for county engineers, bridge owners, and state/federal DOT engineers. Here are the numbers on eSPAN140 since its launch in 2012.
2/14/2014 - The local crew that built the Jesup South Bridge receives recognition for signficant cost and time savings on this innovative demonstration project.