The third one presents an overview of a plate girder bridge
, namely, Tawarayama Bridge.
The new bridges opened to traffic in October 2016, replacing a previous plate girder bridge
built in 1967 that was deemed not as safe for traffic, with more narrow shoulders that lead to lane closures when disabled cars needed to get over to the side or during routine maintenance.
Lahovich  developed live-load distribution factors for an integral abutment bridge, using a "bridge in a backpack" and the folded plate girder bridge
in order to quantify the response of each of the bridges under various types of loading.
After comparing 12 bridge alternatives, NCDOT selected a 97-ft wide, five-span steel plate girder bridge
to cross Laurel Creek.
The fifth example is a 454-m, steel plate girder bridge
in the inland Pacific Northwest with a design acceleration of 0.15 g.