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Tag: Girder Bridge Orthotropic-Plate Girder Bridges

In orthotropic-plate construction, a steel-plate deck is used instead of concrete. The plate is topped with a wearing surface that may or may not be concrete. The steel-plate deck serves the usual deck function of distributing loads to main carrying members, but it also acts as the top flange of those members (Art. 11.20). Because the deck provides a large area, orthotropic-plate construction is

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