Create Simple Span Bridge Designs in 5-Minutes With eSPAN140
eSPAN140 is a free web-based tool that provides preliminary simple-span and modular designs for steel bridges up to 140 feet, allowing bridge owners and designers to compare steel and concrete structures and make informed choices.
In less than 5-minutes, eSPAN140 will provide customized standard designs for:
- Rolled Beam Bridges
- Plate Girder Bridges
- Press Brake Tub Girder Bridges
- Buried Bridges
In addition eSPAN140 will provide contacts to design and build your bridge, and access to complimentary design support.
Learn more about the details of eSPAN140 on our frequently asked questions page.
“I have confidence in these bridge designs and details, as they were developed by university researchers who are national experts,” says Brian P. Keierleber, PE, county engineer for Buchanan County, Iowa. “eSPAN140 gives me a design I can take to a fabricator, which saves time for me and precious funds for our county.”
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.
Buried steel bridge is constructed with local crews in Buchanan County Iowa.
Report is to discuss the development of eSPAN140 and its associated design standards.
eSPAN140 provides a proven, cost-effective engineering solution to update our nations infrastructure.