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I have a 8"x18" steel I Beam that is 28 feet. The bottom is

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I have a 8"x18" steel I Beam that is 28 feet long. The bottom is 5/8 " and the vertical piece is 3/8". I want to use it for a an opening in a 40' pole barn with trusses 24" on center. The opening would be on the weight bearing side of the truss, not the gable end. I am wondering what the weight bearing capacity per lineal foot is for that size beam. the actual opening will be under 27' once the support is in place. The roof will be OSB and steel.
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 24 days ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 24 days ago.
Do you mean W8x18?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 22 days ago.

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