Steel is noted as a tried-and-true material for bridges. It is homogeneous and predictable in behavior, and with the increased use of weathering steel, high-performance paint systems and improved design, steel bridges will become even more cost effective. Comparisons are made with the constructability of segmental concrete bridges and their costs of inspection and maintenance. The structural advantages of steel are pointed out. The question of life cycle costs and performance is also discussed. The aesthetic and environmental advantages of steel bridges are pointed out.


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  • Accession Number: 00624092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1993 12:00AM