DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ALL WELDED PLATE GIRDER HIGHWAY BRIDGE IN KANSAS

THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ALL WELDED DECK PLATE GIRDER HIGHWAY BRIDGE HAVING SPANS OF 84-108-108-84 FEET IS REPORTED. IT WAS DESIGNED IN COMPETITION WITH OTHER DESIGNS USING WIDE FLANGE (WF) BEAMS AND RIVETED PLATE GIRDERS. ESTIMATED WEIGHTS SHOWED A SAVING IN METAL OF 18 PERCENT UNDER THE RIVETED PLATE GIRDER AND 24 PERCENT UNDER THE WF BEAMS DESIGNED FOR STRESS ALONE. SAVINGS UNDER A WF BEAM DESIGN WHICH MET STRINGENT SPECIFICATIONS LIMITING LIVE LOAD DEFLECTION TO 1/800 OF THE SPAN WERE 54 PERCENT. THE DESIGN PROCEDURE IS DESCRIBED, OMITTING THE STRESS ANALYSIS. WELDING AND ERECTION PROCEDURES ARE DESCRIBED. THE NEED FOR MORE COMPLETE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS FOR WELDED BRIDGE STRUCTURES IS SUGGESTED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 29, pp 282-287, 1 TAB, 4 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Lamb, G W
    • Elcock, E S
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-16, 1949.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM