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,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


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: Plate girders | Girder bridges | Bracing | Decks | Bridge decks | Steel bridges | Steel construction | Infrastructure construction

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