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LRFD Steel Grider SuperStructure Bridge Designers' Guide



Note: Substantial effort has been made to assure that all data and information in this SGS Designers' Guide are accurate and useful to the designers in considering LRFD Steel Girder SuperStucture in their bridge projects. As the data and information may change with time, the designers must verify the accuracy and appropriateness of the data and information before finalizing the design and special provisions. Although this Guide is intended for use by designers competent in the design of highway bridges, the team leaders, supervisors, and managers of bridge engineering, and the general readers may also find the Guide helpful in gaining better understanding of the properties and benefits of high performance steels.

Report in PDF format, 3.2 mb

Design Flow Charts
Technical Documentation Page and Acknowledgements
Design Step 1 - General Information / Introduction
Design Step 2 - Concrete Deck Example
Design Step 3 - Steel Girder Design
Design Step 4 - Bolted Field Splice Design
Design Step 5 - Miscellaneous Steel Design
Design Step 6 - Bearing Design
Design Step 7 - Abutment and Wingwall Design
Design Step 8 - Pier Design
Design Step 9 - Pile Foundation Design
Input Sample - Opis Input Sample
Output Sample - Opis Output Sample

Updated: 07/02/2013
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