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Flexible 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.

Short Span Steel Bridge Economy

10:49 | Posted February 17, 2016

Dr. Michael Barker, P.E., provides a direct cost comparison between two nearly identical short span bridges (one steel and one concrete) in Audrain County, Missouri and finds steel as the more economical choice.

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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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.

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