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Needing a bridge on hunting property that may or may not support in excess of 10,000 lbs vehicles. Would a shipping container that has the sides and top removed, or a platform container (depending on availability) support that over a 30' span. I am thinking of using a 40' container, possibly two side by side for increased width.
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

I would need much more information. What is the shipping container made of? I would need a sketch of all the framing

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not exactly sure myself, I am looking at purchasing a standard container or platform container.
Is it possible to give me an idea of what kind of container I should look for?
Here are some pictures that are similar to the kind I am looking at.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Around here a 40' container is 2500-4000 used. Would it be in my best interest to just purchase the I beams and create the area I need? cost wise. I guess a better question should be, what size I beams should I have to span a 30' opening and how many to make it around 10' wide. to support 10,000 lbs
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Let me take a look at what you have and I'll get back to you in the morning.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Awesome, thanks!
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Do you have any information on this structure? What the members are?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
its too late for me to get them tonight here, I will try and call them tomorrow to get the details on the flat racks. Here are pictures directly from the company. If you cannot view these, just let me know and I can upload 1 at a time in the morning after work. Thanks.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

It looks like I beams supported by deeper I beams. If you can get the sizes and spacings, I can check it for you.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok, will do. It may be a few days, my wife just had a baby so we are in the hospital right now.
Structural Engineer: StructuralEng, Consultant replied 2 years ago

Congratulations!! Take your time and I'll look for it over the next week or so.

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