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Live Load Distribution Factors for a Three Span Continuous Precast Girder Bridge [Click to view or Right Click to Download and Save]
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This design example illustrates the procedure for calculating live load distribution factors for the approximate method of analysis described in Article 4.6.2 of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. The example focuses on beam and slab bridge types. Live load distribution factors are computed for a three span continuous precast girder bridge for moment, shear, and reactions. The provisions of Article C220.127.116.11.1 are considered in this example.
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