SSSBA Releases Short Span Steel Bridge Technical Video Series
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has released a series of 12 short videos that address common technical questions related to the design and installation of short span steel bridges, classified as those with spans up to 140 feet. The series of videos was produced by SSSBA Bridge Technology Center team member Greg Michaelson, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Marshall University. The series is available to view free of charge at https://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/12-part-video-series/.
Short span bridges comprise most of the U.S. bridge inventory and provide vital links in the nation’s infrastructure network. Yet, more than 220,000 bridges, representing 36 percent of the national bridge inventory, need major repair work or should be replaced. Steel provides a cost-effective, sustainable option for repairing or replacing these bridges.
The video series will benefit county engineers, bridge owners, Department of Transportation officials, and other bridge professionals interested in short span steel bridge design. It is directed toward both newcomers and those with experience in designing steel bridges.
The topics covered include:
- Understanding Fatigue
- Basics of Limit States and LRFD Bridge Design
- Suggested Fabrication Details, Part 1
- Suggested Fabrication Details, Part 2
- Best Practices During Construction
- Five Frequently Asked Steel Bridge Questions
- Understanding Construction Loads
- Options for Short Span Steel Bridge Solutions
- Preliminary Design Using eSPAN140, Part 1
- Preliminary Design Using eSPAN140, Part 2
- Live Load Distribution, Part 1
- Live Load Distribution, Part 2
The Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) is a group of bridge and buried soil steel structure industry leaders who have joined together to provide educational information on the design and construction of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. For more news or information, visit www.shortspansteelbridges.org or follow us on Twitter at @ShortSpanSteel or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShortSpanSteel/.