Bridge Deck Systems for Short Span Bridges
The decking system of a bridge can be defined as the surface upon which the traversing traffic drives. This is the surface which is used as a continuation of the driving surface on either side of the bridge.
Commonly, cast-in-place concrete is used as the method of placing a deck on a short span bridge, but due to the time of preparing formwork, it can be a very time-consuming process. Prefabricated deck systems are some of the most commonly used applications of modular bridge technology.
The resources provided below will describe and illustrate different methods of prefabricated deck systems for short span modular steel bridges.
For a list of bridge deck suppliers and manufacturers, please see Find-A-Supplier on the SSSBA website.