The first eSPAN140 demonstration bridge, this new span -- made possible by a collaboration between Buchanan County and the SSSBA -- replaced a deficient bridge.
Steel has the solution to today’s short span bridge design challenges. Find some examples here.
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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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.
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
Ohio County Accelerates Cost-Effective Bridge Replacements With Steel
Muskingum County (OH) saves over $10,000 using local crews & galvanized steel beams.
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1/8/2016 - A comprehensive event-filled calendar courtesy of U.S. Bridge and Roads & Bridges.
5/10/2016 - Buchanan County (Iowa) Engineer Brian Keierleber, P.E., will discuss how to use local crews for constructing short span steel bridges on May 10 from 1:45 - 2:30 pm.
5/17/2016 - Dr. Michael Barker presents the results of research on the initial, life cycle, and future costs of 1,186 typical steel and concrete state bridges as part of Infrastructure Week.
5/26/2016 - An industry-wide team turned a challenge from the Federal Highway Administration into a new technology for cost-effective short span steel bridge design and construction.
5/3/2016 - Results of recent research on the historical life cycle costs of steel and concrete girder bridges will be presented by Michael Barker, Ph.D., P.E. on May 17 at 3:00 pm EDT.
4/13/2016 - A new report provides experimental and analytical testing data that proves eSPAN140 produces efficient and economical short span steel bridge design solutions.