beam bridge

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beam bridge

[′bēm ‚brij]
(civil engineering)
A fixed structure consisting of a series of steel or concrete beams placed parallel to traffic and supporting the roadway directly on their top flanges.
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How Stuff Works has them identified as beam bridges, arch bridges, truss bridges, and suspension bridges (http://science.
Though the timing of the maintenance and the renovation of the two steel beam bridges coincided with summer, a period when traffic is usually less than the rest of the year, the impact on the flow of traffic was felt by every motorist in the city," a spokesman for the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) admitted.
Beam bridges are straight shapes in which the downward forces are balanced by numerous supporting piers.
Text describes the development and details of the techniques that result in bridges of heavy stone, cantilevered beam bridges, floating bridges, and the intricate but utilitarian covered "rainbow bridges" that can be found throughout the country.
11] Because these bridges have no butt joints, they provide improved load distribution characteristics when compared to stressed sawn lumber beam bridges with butt joints.
Tenders are invited for SR 0443-010 and SR 0443-011 construction consists of the replacement of two concrete T-beam bridges over Indiantown Run with single-span prestressed spread box beam bridges.
With the exception of a some brief essays discussing the role of bridges in American transportation, types of bridge design, and the need for bridge preservation programs, the vast bulk of the material consists of 919 captioned illustrations (primarily black and white photographs) depicting beam bridges, arch bridges, truss bridges, movable bridges, and suspension and cable- stayed bridges around the country.
Beam Bridges--A simple beam bridge is similar in design to a log across a stream, except that the deck (the part of the bridge you can walk or drive on) is supported at both ends.
The deck for log beam bridges is formed by spiking sawn lumber planks across the log tops, or by placing soil and rocks on the logs.
The company s corrugated metal deck forms will be fabricated in a customized manner for each bridge, and then incorporated along with pre-stressed concrete beams, steel beam bridges and built-up girders.
Five alternates were pro posed by four consultants: two post tensioned concrete segmental box beam bridges, a steel deck truss, a continuous composite steel plate girder load factor design, and AEC-JSE's concrete post tensioned segmental I beam.