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Posted by: happy

02/20/2007, 11:17:29

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I am in need to design a temporary bridge for equipment over a thiry foot span, the equipment weight is 17,500#, I would like to keep the weight of the individual pieces as low as possible but need it to be plenty strong. Any information on sizing steel will be great, should I use I beams? Thank you very much, enjoy your day!
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Posted by: djinn

02/20/2007, 20:50:50

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I don't want to be a downer, but you should have an engineer design the bridge. 17,500# is a lot whether it's kilograms, pounds, or whatever.
That said, if you insist on doing it yourself, there a number of freeware programs available for sizing simple steel beams. Try googling Beamboy.







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