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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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
1/6/2015 - A comprehensive event-filled calendar courtesy of U.S. Bridge, Contech and Roads & Bridges.
3/4/2015 - Dr. Karl Barth, Edgar Tapia Hernandez and Tiziano Perea will conduct presentations on different facets of short span steel bridge design and construction.
3/11/2015 - Free workshop for bridge owners, designers, engineers and others on the safe and cost-effective design, detail, fabrication and installation of short span steel bridges.
3/18/2015 - On March 18 from 10-11 a.m., Buchanan County (IA) Engineer Brian Keierleber will discuss the use of short span steel bridges in his county.
3/27/2015 - Dr. Karl Barth and Dr. Atorod Azizinamini will present on "New Structural Forms for Short Span Bridge Applications" on March 27 from 1-2:30 p.m.
4/7/2015 - On April 7, Dr. Michael Barker will discuss "Safe and Cost-Effective Design and Construction of Short Span Steel Bridges" at the Short Span Steel Bridge Workshop, 1-5 pm.
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.
2/13/2015 - The workshop will be held on March 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Charleston, West Virginia.
2/12/2015 - Dr. Michael Barker will host the workshop from 1-5 pm on April 7 in Casper, Wyoming.
1/29/2015 - Michael Culmo, P.E., shows how span-by-span bridge construction using modular steel bridge elements can be an economical bridge-building alternative.
1/22/2015 - The structurally deficient Boggs Road Bridge in Perry Township was replaced with steel, saving more than $10,000 for the Muskingum County Engineer's Office.
1/21/2015 - The Castleton Bridge in Hamilton County, Indiana isn't showing its age, despite high traffic volume and frequent applications of deicing road salts.