From: "Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 08:06:44 -0500
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
http://www.bethsteel.com/divisions/burns/bhweathstl.html 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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Glaser [SMTP:NGlaser(--nospam--at)pkainc.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 6:52 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> 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
> Neil Glaser