Steel Bridge Design Handbook: Selecting the Right Bridge Type

One of the initial choices to be made by the bridge designer is to select the most appropriate bridge type for the site. While this choice is not always straightforward, selecting the right structure type is probably the important aspect of designing a cost-effective bridge. This particular module provides bridge designers with the tools to select the right bridge type for the given site. Bridge types discussed included rolled steel beam, steel plate girder, trusses, arches, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    HDR, Incorporated

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Bridges and Structures
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, Ken
  • Publication Date: 2015-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 27p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-16-002 - Vol. 5
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH6114D00049
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 8:08AM