Fifty-Year Development Construction of Steel Girder Bridges

by Edward A. Burroughs, (M.ASCE), Sr. Engr.; American Bridge Div., U. S. Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 463-475

Document Type: Journal Paper


Steel girder bridge construction has evolved from standard to customized design with curved girders, box girders, stayed girders, and combinations thereof becoming more common. Refined designs require increased man-hours to maintain quality assurance and the safety with efficiency necessary to offset additional costs. Erection procedures basically remain the same with the trend toward erection in longer and heavier sections. Procedures are illustrated by representative structures.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Steel construction | Steel bridges | Girder bridges | Bridge design | Box girders | Building codes | Curvature

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