Acceleration and advances in steel bridges Article

cited authors

  • Mistry, V; Azizinamini, A

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  • High-performance steel (HPS), developed through a joint effort among FHWA, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the U.S. Department of the Navy, is now widely applied in bridge construction. Varios U.S. states prefer the use of this technology because it saves money, gets projects built faster, and results in bridges that are more durable and last longer. In Missouri, HPS is now thought of as a conventional material and is routinely considered for steel girder bridges. Evaluations of HPS projects completed to date show that the material not only offers better performance but is also saving Missouri money. In Ohio, the 2003 replacement and widening of a 45-year-old, six-span steel-girder bridge on State Route 22 in Pickway County has been successfully completed in 50 days by using HPS. Pennsylvania's share of success with the use of HPS is exemplified in the construction of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Truss Bridge over I-76.

publication date

  • October 1, 2005

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