Short Span Steel Bridge Economy
| 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.
| 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
New Research Compares the Life Cycle Costs of Steel and Concrete Short Span Bridges
A new, innovative research study explores the initial costs, life cycle costs, future costs and bridge life of 1,186 typical steel and concrete state bridges in Pennsylvania built between 1960 and 2010. The research was conducted by Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E., professor at the University of Wyoming.
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