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New Edition of Guide Spec for HPS Bridges
Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM.

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has published an update to the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication with High Performance Steel. This third edition replaces the previous edition, which was published in 2003, and provides bridge owners, designers and fabricators with the latest recommended methodology to fabricate and weld structures using ASTM A709 or AASHTO M270, Grade HPS 70W (HPS 485W) steel.

 

“This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on continued research with high performance steel (HPS) fabrication and welding practices conducted under a cooperative agreement sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Navy, and SMDI,” said Alex Wilson, chairman of SMDI’s Steel Bridge Task Force and manager, customer technical service at ArcelorMittal USA LLC.

 

The third edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication with High Performance Steel is available as a free download from the SMDI website at http://bit.ly/qqdgnc.


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