SSSBA Releases Short-Span Steel Bridge Technical Video Series

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Seeking to address common technical questions related to the design and installation of short span steel bridges, the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance (SSSBA) has released a series of 12 short videos that are available to view free of charge.

The video series, covering topics such as limit states and live load distribution, is designed to benefit all bridge professionals interested in short span steel bridge design, whether they have experience with short span bridges or not. Greg Michaelson, PE, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Marshall University and team member of the SSSBA Bridge Technology Center, leads viewers through the videos.

Short-span bridges, defined as bridges with spans up to 140 ft, make up most of the U.S. bridge inventory. Despite the major role they play in the nation’s transportation network, more than 220,000 bridges, representing 36% of U.S. bridges, need major repair work or total replacement. This video series, in addition to educating current and future engineers on short span steel bridge design, demonstrates steel’s use as a cost-effective, sustainable option for bridge repair and replacement.

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