I need to size i beams for driveway crossing 30' stream. driveway will be 12' wide and deck 4" conc. Am thinking 4 ibeams. Loading will just be cars etc.What size ibeams?
perhaps a fire truck
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With the firetruck loading, you want W18x106 beams AST A992 Gr. 50. You might need a heavier deck, too. I assumed a 6" deck for loading purposes.