Routine Steel Bridge Design Guide

Navigating Routine Steel Bridge Design

The Navigating Routine Steel Bridge Design guide complements the 9th Edition AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and addresses the design of steel superstructures for routine steel l-girder bridges. It contains hyperlinked checklists that walk engineers and designers through the process, step by step, focusing on the specific provisions of the AASHTO Specifications that apply to these routine bridges.

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Steel Bridge Design Handbook

CoverIt's here! The 2022 edition of the Steel Bridge Design Handbook (formerly known as the Highway Structures Design Handbook) is now available as a free download. The new version includes the latest research and advice from the nation's top bridge experts as well as critical information on everything from the mechanical properties of steel to splice design to corrosion protection.

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Accelerated Steel

NSBA Guide to Increasing the Speed of Steel Bridge Fabrication

Optimizing tasks like cutting, fitting, and coating can help speed up steel fabrication, but the real key is seamless teamwork between team members.

NSBA’s new guide, Accelerated Steel: Achieving Speed in Steel Bridge Fabrication, describes how to schedule the critical support activities for each person’s role, whether fabricator, owner, engineer, or contractor, to ensure the fastest, most efficient steel bridge fabrication process–every step of the way.

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Steel Span to Weight Curves

Need a quick estimate for steel bridge superstructure weight? Then look no further than the NSBA's "Steel Span To Weight Curves". They are a great way to compare various span arrangements and girder spacings on the back-of-an-envelope.


Steel Bridge Design Workshop

Thanks for making our Virtual Steel Bridge Design Workshop a great success! Video recordings and handouts from each of the sessions are now available. 


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