oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Opgradering van die brug oor die Meulrivier in die Distrik Harrismith
|Article Title||Opgradering van die brug oor die Meulrivier in die Distrik Harrismith|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Van Wyk & Louw ing.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1989|
|Pages||125 - 128|
|Keyword(s)||Bridge design, Concrete deck, Steel bridge, Steel girder and Stub girder' design|
A steel bridge constructed in the early years of the century had become inadequate for handling the traffic it had to carry and was used in an unsafe manner. The deck of the bridge was removed and replaced with a wider concrete deck acting compositely with the steel girders. Use of the concept of 'stub girder' design, typically employed in high-rise buildings, resulted in an economical and very rapid solution to the problem.
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