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What size channel do I need to span 65 feet. with a load of

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what size channel do I need to span 65 feet. with a load of 1500 pounds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Can you provide latera bracing for the channel?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would rather not. I would like to use 12 inch channel. It is to build a bridge 5 foot wide 65 foot long. With a load of 1500 pounds
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was thinking 2 channels running parallel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Lateral bracing can be used. If I can use 12 in channel
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Spanning a channel 65' without lateral torsional bracing is not realistic. Even for its own self weight.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would you recommend?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
W24x94 ASTM A992 Gr. 50. It's 24" deep and weighs 94 pounds per foot. This is for a static load and not a crane or trolley.