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

Weight Comparison Chart of Rolled Beams vs. Plater Girders

Tables compare the weight of or rolled beam sections to plate girder sections.

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Evaluation of Short Span Steel Bridge Design Standards

A design evaluation of two 80-foot simple short span steel bridges with cross-sections capable of carrying two traffic lanes.

G12.1-2020 GUIDELINES TO DESIGN FOR CONSTRUCTABILITY AND FABRICATION

Guidelines to Design for Constructability and Fabrication

The guideline is for use in the design and fabrication of steel bridges to ensure efficient and economical girder design and construction.

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.