eSPAN140 Featured in Modern Steel Construction’s 2020 Hot Product Listing
According to Modern Steel Construction, this year’s Hot Products represent the wide range of machinery, technology, and other products and services that bolster the structural steel industry.
eSPAN140 was featured in the hot software offerings category, which includes updates for newer bridge types, simplified programming
of robots, AI-driven algorithms, and optimized connection design.
The SSSBA’s eSPAN140 is a free-to-use, interactive web-based design tool for short span steel bridges up to 140 ft long, providing bridge professionals with an all in-one resource to design rolled beam, plate girder and buried soil structures.
eSPAN140 provides standard designs and details, which expedite the overall design of the structure to ultimately reduce the overall project delivery time.
Over 5,000 preliminary design solutions have been generated by bridge owners and designers since 2012, and the online tool was updated in 2020 to include press-brake tub girder solutions and simplified buried bridge options.
It also includes design details such as elastomeric bearings, bearing stiffeners, intermediate, and end diaphragms and connections provided by SSSBA member companies.
It takes 5-minutes or less to complete your design – get started today!
What is eSPAN140?
eSPAN140 is an innovative, interactive web-based preliminary design tool to assist bridge professionals in the optimal, most cost-effective design of short span steel bridges (those with spans up to 140 feet). It provides bridge professionals with a single resource to find optimized steel solutions for their projects—a “one-stop shop” for steel fabrication and erection details.
To begin to use eSPAN140, simply go to www.eSPAN140.com and create a free account. Then input information about your specific project, including span length, number of striped traffic lanes, skew angle and design speed, among other requirements. eSPAN140 then provides a customized “Steel Bridge Solutions Book” in PDF file format based on the specific input provided.
The Solutions Book includes:
– Standard designs for rolled beam, plate girder, buried bridge, and press brake tub girders.
– Contact information to design and build your bridge, as well as to provide pricing information.
-Access to complimentary design support.
Tables compare the weight of or rolled beam sections to plate girder sections.
A design evaluation of two 80-foot simple short span steel bridges with cross-sections capable of carrying two traffic lanes.