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Ken,

How does the cost of a bridge designed for full
vehicular loadings + the cost of the buildings work
out?  The differential cost for the buildings not
having foundations could compensate for some
aggravation factor.

Jim Wilson

--- Ken Peoples <kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net> wrote:

> We have a client who would like some rough ball park
> cost figures for a bridge/structure over a river. 
> The bridge is not for vehicles, but for pedestrian
> traffic and shops/restaurant.  I realize that the
> structure would at least need to accommodate light
> truck traffic for access to the shops/restaurant.  I
> don't recall having seen such a structure myself,
> but I would imagine that some of you have run into
> such an animal, so I am asking for your
> thoughts/experiences.  If anyone knows of any
> examples of similar structures that have been
> featured in any trade magazines, I would like to
> know about them.
> 
> I have an idea of what buildings cost per square
> foot, but not bridges and especially not bridges for
> buildings.
> 
> Any "gut feel" superstructure costs for the main
> span of 500' x 100' wide x 50' high?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Best regards,
>  
> 
> Ken
> 
> Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
> LVTA
> Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
> 1584 Weaversville Road
> Northampton, PA 18067
> 
> Phone: 610-262-6345
> Fax:610-262-8188
> Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net
> 


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