Design of Steel Plate and Box-Girder Bridges

by Charles E. Massonet,
Rene J. Maquoi,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 11, Pg. 2477-2482

Document Type: Journal Paper


After recent construction failures, several west European countries have decided to review their national standards. At the same time, on an European level, Task Group VIII-3 of the ECCS was formed to develop and codify design rules for ultimate strength design for large plate and box girder bridges. This technical note presents a synopsis of the problems encountered by the task group, with a special mention of the design of the compressed flanges of box-girder bridges.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Steel bridges | Steel plates | Box girders | Girder bridges | Plate girders | Building codes | Failure analysis

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