Steel Girder Bridge Sets Record Length

by Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.; Civil Engineering—ASCE, New York, N.Y. 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 5, Pg. 38-40

Document Type: Feature article


The Veterans Memorial Bridge at Ottawa, Ill., is the longest plate girder, stringer type bridge in the country with spans of 385, 510 and 305 ft. Value engineering played an important part in the design, and cut about $2 million off the cost of the estimate for the originally proposed structure.

Subject Headings: Girder bridges | Steel bridges | Value engineering | Plate girders | Bridge design

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