Case Studies

Case Studies on Recent Short Span Steel Bridge Projects

Thousands of short span steel bridges have been constructed over the past several decades. This section provides case studies for projects in the United States and Canada, including:

  • Buried Steel Bridges
  • Truss Bridges
  • Press and Folded Plate Bridges
  • Rolled Beam and Plate Girder Bridges
  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Prefabricated Bridges

Case Studies

Iowa County Saves Costs by Choosing Buried Steel Bridge for Replacement Project

Buried steel bridge is constructed with local crews in Buchanan County Iowa.

Pedestrian Bridge - Pennsylvania

Weathering Steel Pedestrian Bridge Provides Beautiful Connection for People and Park Area

Weathering steel 32-foot span pedestrian bridge constucted to blend in with the environment.

Amish Sawmill Bridge - Lead Image

Amish Sawmill Bridge: An Innovative Steel Solution for Short Span Bridge Design

Buchanan County Iowa receives IBRC grant to constuct a press brake tub girder bridge.

Boone County Bridge Missouri

Plate Girder Short Span Steel Bridge is Built Using Design From eSPAN140

The High Point Lane bridge in Missouri was built utilizing preliminary designs generated from eSPAN140.

Texas Public Works Uses Prefabricated Bridge for Replacement Project

Contractor uses press brake tub girder for its ease of construction and short lead time (less than 8 weeks).

Saving Time in Michigan with Press-Brake-Formed Steel Tub Girders

St. Clair County Michigan Uses Press Brake Tub Girders for ABC Project.

Audrain County Steel Bridge

Short Span Shake-Up

Missouri short span bridge study finds steel saved 25% over concrete.

Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration

Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration Del Norte County, California

Video of a modular bridge installation that took place for the replacement of a culvert in a California fish passage.

Missouri DOT Selects Steel for 45 Foot Span Bridge in Scott County

Galvanized rolled steel beam beat out concrete by 2.5 percent in this Missouri DOT project.

Midland County Road Commision, MI

Midland County Bundles Innovative Steel Bridge System and Saves Big

The new Orr Road Bridge in Midland County, Michigan, is a press brake fabricated steel bridge.

Ohio Bridge Raises the Bar for Future Short Span Construction

The Cannelville Road Bridge in Ohio was completed ahead of schedule, and is expected to have a service life of more than 100 years.