Design

Technical Design Resources for Short Span Steel Bridges

The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance provides free technical resources to assist bridge owners and designers with essential information to design a steel bridge.

This section provides a complimentary library to design the most efficient and cost-effective short span steel bridge.

Design Resources

Steel Bridge Fabrication

Video: Suggested Fabrication Details, Part 2

This video provides an overview of simple and economical practices specific to girder fabrication.

Steel Bridge Fabrication

Video: Suggested Fabrication Details, Part 1

This video provides an overview of simple and economical fabrication for framing system layouts.

Understanding Fatigue of Steel Bridges

Video: Understanding Fatigue

This video provides a basic overview of fatigue theory and relevant specifications related to short-span steel bridges.

Basics of Limited States

Video: Basics of Limit States and LRFD Bridge Design

This video provides an introduction to the basics of limit state design and how engineers design and detail bridges.

Short Span Steel Bridge ODOT

Ohio Design Data Sheets

Short span steel bridge design data sheets for use in Ohio.

Research Report: An Assessment Of Weathering Steel Bridges In West Virginia

Report provides an assessment of the performance of the weathering steel bridges in West Virginia.