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I don't know of any codified standard details for such connections.
Countersunk through-bolts or lags are commonly used, with or without beam
clamps.

I would suggest that you check both your 8x8s and running planks for bending
and shear - one or the other or both members sound inadequate for the wheel
loads, depending on the location of the steel beams relative to the wheel
loading.

Mark D. Anderson PE


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Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 1:55 PM
Subject: Bridge Deck Connections


> Fellow Engineers,
>
>
> Can anyone direct me to the appropriate section in AASHTO or CAN/CSA-S6
> for connecting wood decking to steel bridge beams and for connecting the
> components together or provide me with a generally accepted procedure
> for doing so?
>
> I'm planning to use 8x8 fir deck (spanning laterally) over steel wide
> flanges at approximately 3' spacing (spanning longitudinally) all toped
> with a wear surface of 3x12 (running longitudinally).  This bridge spans
> only ten feet and carries loaded 18 wheel trucks at low speed over a
> hydrocarbon pipe way in an industrial plant; it's closed to the general
> public.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards,
>
> H. Daryl Richardson
>
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