October 18, 2012 1:00 pm
by Francesco Russo P.E., Ph.D., Senior Technical Manager, Michael Baker Jr Inc.
Simple-for-dead-load and continuous-for-live-load (SDCL) design details at intermediate piers in ABC bridges should provide good long-term performance, be as simple as possible, and be economical. Various details have been used to connect steel girders over the pier using the SDCL system, with economy greatly influenced by those details. Some of the details reflect results of recent research studies and some do not. Recent research results and case studies show that very simple details can be used to apply SDCL in ABC applications. This presentation provides a description of simple SDCL details in ABC steel girder bridges, with supporting research data.