Trends in the Design of Steel Box Girders Bridges

Subcommittee on Beams with Web Openings of the Task Committee on Flexural Members of the Structural Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 165-180

Document Type: Journal Paper


The state-of-the-art of steel box girder design and construction is reviewed. It is shown from a list of 50 recently constructed bridges that the use of the steel box girder configuration is increasing because of aesthetic reasons. The particular design features are enumerated, research needs are classified, and current research work is listed. The cited references concentrate primarily on the German literature. The principal need was shown to be the collection and classification of the available material on design and the need for more general economic studies.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Steel construction | Box girders | Girder bridges | Steel bridges | Aesthetics | Construction materials | Economic factors

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