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
7/15/2014 - Dr. Karl Barth will be presenting on the development of shallow press-brake formed tub girders and the economics of short span steel bridges. The SSSBA will be exhibiting.
7/21/2014 - New SSSBA member Edgar Tapia-Hernandez from IMCA will present on "Seismic Influence on Short Span Steel Bridge Design."
8/28/2014 - The National Steel Bridge Alliance and SSSBA present a comprehensive one-day look at short span steel bridge design. Registrations accepted.
7/11/2014 - Dr. Karl Barth is using his experience in the steel bridge industry to improve America's C+ infrastructure grade.
7/7/2014 - The Jesup South Bridge in Buchanan County, Iowa, was built quickly and cost-effectively using an eSPAN140 design.
6/26/2014 - Buchanan County, Iowa demonstrates a cost-effective accelerated design tool for short span steel bridges in the May/June issue of Government Engineering (see p. 23).