Lateral Bracing of Plate Girders Using Deck Forms

by Todd A. Helwig, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,
Karl H. Frank, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,



Abstract: The initial results of a study of the ability of stay-in-place steel deck forms to stabilize bridge girders during construction is presented. The analytical and experimental results to date are summarized.

Subject Headings: Girder bridges | Plate girders | Steel bridges | Bridge decks | Cold-formed steel | Steel construction | Steel decks | Infrastructure construction

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