Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pedestrian Bridge

Here are a couple of resources for timber bridges:






John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Director, Technical Media


American Wood Council

Engineered and Traditional Wood Products
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Washington, DC 20036

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From: Salvador Dorado <>

Subject: Pedestrian Bridge



hi, Can anyone give me information regarding the design requir=

ements of a pedestrian bridge. The bridge will be=A0spanning over a storm w=

ash with a total legth of=A0130 ft and must have an 8'-0" wide platform.=A0=

 Where might I find restrictions/limitations that must be met?=A0We are=A0c=

onsidering a=A0steel=A0truss to support all the dead and live loads.=A0=A0T=

hank you in advanced for all the help.