This document contains proposed modifications to ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5-88 Bridge Welding Code and should be used in conjunction with this Code. The modifications describe the Narrow-Gap Improved Electroslag Welding (NGI ESW) procedure that is based on the results of the improvements in electroslag welding technology achieved by research sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the 1980s. This document provides mandatory acceptance requirements for the use of the NGI ESW procedure in fabrication of highway bridges. Mandatory acceptance requirements for alternative ESW/EGW procedures that may exist or be developed in the future for welding of bridge tension members are provided in Appendix X attached to this document.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Northwestern University, Evanston

    Basic Industrial Research Laboratory, 1801 Maple Street
    Evanston, IL  United States  60201-3135

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Technology Applications, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Malin, V
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-96-050, Final Report, A420-C3
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-93-C-00104
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1996 12:00AM