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Bob Conley asked:

. > I am looking at disassembling an old riveted joint bridge truss and
. > reassembling at another site.  My question is can rivets be replaced with
. > bolts?

Yes, in fact the original specs for HSB's was to design the joints for rivets 
and use HSB's on a 1:1 basis.

In current jargon, install the bolts as "slip-critical" connections.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona