National Steel Bridge Alliance

US Route 340

National Award Winner—Short Span

The first full A1010 steel bridge in the United States proves once again steel continues to innovate. A1010, a low grade stainless steel, was selected as the material of choice based upon a number of environmental factors. As compared to conventional weathering steel, A1010 has a much lower corrosion rate. Without a coating system to maintain, the steel will have limited maintenance costs over its life.

“A1010 will provide the owner with a superior corrosion protection system while reducing their long-term maintenance costs,” said Dominique Shannon, PE, Kansas Department of Transportation, a judge in the competition. “Although the upfront cost was more, I suspect the owner will be happy with the longevity and low costs the bridge provides.”

ArcelorMittal (AISC Member) produced the ASTM A1010 steel for the bridge.

Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2018
  • Location: Waynesboro, VA
  • Designer/EOR: Virginia Department of Transportation - Staunton District
  • Fabricator: High Steel Structures LLC (AISC Member/AISC Certified)
  • Owner: Virginia Department of Transportation
  • General Contractor: Fairfield-Echols, LLC
  • Detailer: High Steel Structures LLC (AISC Member/AISC Certified)