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Can someone please explain why the AASHTO standard loadings (either HS-XX or
HL-93) would not be appropriate in this case?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jannett(--nospam--at)gpu.com [mailto:jannett(--nospam--at)gpu.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 6:59 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: 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.
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> The AASHTO design guide also has some information on bridge
> loadings, load
> distributions, load combinations, etc.
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> MRodrig273(--nospam--at)aol.com on 11/17/98 10:42:42 PM
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> Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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> To:   seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> cc:    (bcc: James H Annett)
> Subject:  bridge with fire-truck loading
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> I am currently in the process of designing a bridge. It has
> to be designed
> to
> allow fire-trucks to go over it.  Where can I find loads for
> firetrucks and
> what does everyone else use.
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> Thanks in advance.
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> -----------------------------------------------------
> Sincerely,
> Mr. Marlou B. Rodriguez
> Engineer
>
> Robert Englekirk Inc. (REI)
> Englekirk and Sabol  (ESI)
> 1130 North Nimitz Hwy #A215
> Honolulu, HI 96817-4579
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> Note:  The comments that I write,
> are my own opinions and are not
> necessarily the opinions of REI or ESI
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