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It is an underground concrete trench about 12' wide that will have
commercial truck passing over the trench.  So the heaviest wheel load on
earth will do it.

Tom Chiu, SE

nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com wrote:
> 
> Tom:
> 
> H20-S16 is the usual loading for more briges, unless you're involved in
> some sort of an overload, such as purple loading ect.
> 
> I think you should really obtain the Caltrans specification as it's just
> more than loading, it also concerns load distribution depending upon
> whether you have a concrete slab, t-beam or a wood bridge plus the span
> length will determine what impact loading you'll use.
> 
> Neil Moore, S.E.
> sometimes a bridge designer
> 
> >Does anyone know what is the required truck( wheel) loading on highway,
> >bridge etc.  I do not have the book handy, the bridge or caltran people
> >should know this by heart.  The last time I designed something related
> >to bridge, was more than 16 years ago.  I recall there are wheel loading
> >and also uniform loading criteria.  Thanks.
> >
> >Tom Chiu, SE
> >Thomas Engineering
> >
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