Design and Planning of Structural Steel Roll-In

by David R. Chapman, Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman Inc, Branford, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


Innovative construction methods were required to erect structural steel inside a 170 foot long box truss over a railroad. The contractor engineered and executed a unique system to roll the assembled steel into place. This paper details the various features of the system, the engineering of the project, the planning of the operation and the implementation of the system.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Steel bridges | Steel construction | Steel frames | Systems engineering | Bridge design | Girder bridges | Infrastructure construction

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