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RE: A588 Weathering Steel

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For bridges the steel is specified as ASTM M 709-50W.  

I worked on a pretty big one a couple of years ago.  Weathering steel is
still used, but it has not been the cure all that was envisioned in the
1960's and 1970's.  Check out for proper details,
specifications, availability, etc.  

I don't know if anyone stocks weathering steel, I would doubt it.  You will
have to order enough from the mill to make it worth while.

Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Neil Glaser [SMTP:NGlaser(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 18, 2000 6:52 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	A588 Weathering Steel
> Has anyone recently done any projects using wide flange shapes using
> A588 weathering steel?  I am working on a steel truss golf cart bridge
> in Central Texas and would like to use WT top and bottom chords and WF
> beams and stringers but I am having trouble finding out how readily
> available these members are in weathering steel.  Any help would be
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Neil Glaser