AASHTO, NSBA release new steel bridge fabrication guidelines

The guidelines will provide guidance for maintaining and ensuring quality inspection and verification standards for fabrication of steel bridges

November 04, 2019
AASHTO NSBA Steel Bridge Fabrication guidelines
Image: AASHTO / NSBA

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) recently released a new set of guidelines for steel bridge fabrication.

According to AASHTO, the Steel Bridge Fabrication QC/QA Guidelines, G4.1, supersede existing S4.1 guidelines and provide information complementary to applicable welding codes and American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standards. They will be useful for developing a Fabricator Quality Control System and corresponding Quality System Manual.

The purpose of the guidelines is to provide guidance to owner agencies, fabricators, and contractors for maintaining and ensuring quality inspection and verification standards for fabrication of steel bridges.

Where AISC certification is not required, owners and fabricators should be familiar with applicable AISC requirements and incorporate similar provisions as appropriate, the organizations noted.

AASHTO-NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration publications can be downloaded via the AASHTO Store.

--------

SOURCE: AASHTO

Related Articles

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) expects the West Seattle Bridge to be open the week of September 12, 2022, despite setbacks due to…
June 24, 2022
The Ohio River Bridge project to connect Western Kentucky and Indiana is ready to start construction on the first phase of the project. Gov. Andy…
June 23, 2022
The start of construction for the Route 1 and 16 Grade Separated Interchange project that will reduce congestion and improve safety began Tuesday as…
June 22, 2022
Inflation costs are hurting infrastructure projects that have been planned across the United States. With prices up across the board, state and local…
June 20, 2022
expand_less