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RE: Equestrian bridge loads and railings

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Tom, thank you for this information - it is helpful. 

Are railings for equestrian bridges typically set any higher than
standard pedestrian/bicycle railings? 


William C. Sherman, PE 
(Bill Sherman) 
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)cdm.com
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org] 
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 11:28 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Equestrian bridge loads
> 
> American Society of Agricultural Engineers publishes an 
> engineering practice ASAE EP378.3 Floor and Suspended Loads 
> on Agricultural Structures Due to Use.
> 
> For Horses the recommended design load for Solid Floor and 
> Floor support = 100 psf.  The individual "slats" should also 
> be designed for a concentrated load of 250 lbs/ft.
> 
> Tom
> Tacoma, WA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sherman, William [mailto:ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 08:53
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Equestrian bridge loads
> 
> I am developing preliminary design of a "pedestrian bridge" 
> which is also intended to carry equestrian loads. How are 
> equestrian loadings typically developed? 
> 
> William C. Sherman, PE
> (Bill Sherman)
> CDM, Denver, CO
> Phone: 303-298-1311
> Fax: 303-293-8236
> email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)cdm.com

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