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Tag: Long-Span Stringers Characteristics of Beam Bridges

Rolled wide-flange shapes generally are the most economical type of construction for shortspan bridges. The beams usually are used as stringers, set, at regular intervals, parallel to the direction of traffic, between piers or abutments (Fig. 12.1). A concrete deck, cast on the top flange, provides lateral support against buckling. Diaphragms between the beams offer additional bracing and also distribute loads laterally to the

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