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I have a bridge that has a wooden beam along one side that

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I have a bridge that has a wooden beam along one side that needs replaced. The deck is 30' wide with 3x10 wooden planks for decking. the span is 24' from pier to pier. Maximum live loading would be 10 tons (2, 10,000 pound vehicles crossing at the same time). The land owner has a W14x38 steel beam. Wondering if that would work?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I will check the beam, but I also recommend having the decking checked to span between beams.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Let me know what you come up with
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

It works for strength, but deflection is pretty high.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would the deflection be?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

almost 1"

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** as much. I know this is probably not possible. I am wondering if I could get a off of the calculation you used to come up with your conclusion.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can submit an additional service offer to provide detailed calculations for bending, shear, and deflection. I don't typically provide calculations as part of the basic question.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Let me know your fee for those. Thanks. I understand.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I will submit the offer for you. If you accept, it will take me a couple hours to put it together and upload for you. It will be done by 11 am EST
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I submitted the offer for you.

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