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Re: Golf Course Bridge Design & AASHTO

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Greg Smith <strusup(--nospam--at)> wrote:

>Design for pure Live Load.  People are heavier than ANYTHING!  Sooner or
>later the bridge will probably be elbow to elbow with people and that will
>be its test.  ...

This is most likely true for the truss members, but not necessarily for the
(concrete or timber) deck. Wheel loads can control the strength
requirements of the deck.

Mark Ketchum <mark(--nospam--at)>
Berkeley & San Francisco, California