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Re: bridge with fire-truck loading

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The state should have typical, idealized vehicles for use in your bridge
design.  Due to the wide variety of possible truck configurations, the
idealized trucks are usually based upon somewhat conservative combination
of axle loads & wheel bases that are hoped to envelop the allowable truck
configurations.   Garbage trucks can also be a critical loading due to the
short wheel base, especially as the bridge gets longer and more trucks can
fit on it.

The AASHTO design guide also has some information on bridge loadings, load
distributions, load combinations, etc.

MRodrig273(--nospam--at) on 11/17/98 10:42:42 PM

Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)

To:   seaint(--nospam--at)
cc:    (bcc: James H Annett)
Subject:  bridge with fire-truck loading

I am currently in the process of designing a bridge. It has to be designed
allow fire-trucks to go over it.  Where can I find loads for firetrucks and
what does everyone else use.

Thanks in advance.

Mr. Marlou B. Rodriguez

Robert Englekirk Inc. (REI)
Englekirk and Sabol  (ESI)
1130 North Nimitz Hwy #A215
Honolulu, HI 96817-4579

Note:  The comments that I write,
are my own opinions and are not
necessarily the opinions of REI or ESI