Military Nonstandard Fixed Bridging

 

Publication Title:                   Military Nonstandard Fixed Bridging
Publication/revision date:    12 FEB 2002
Field Manual:                        FM 3-34.343
   Supersedes:                      FM 5-446, 03 JUN 1991
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
Table of Contents
COVER
PREFACE
PART ONE BASIC CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
General Concepts
Bridge Design
Army Facilities Components System
Classification Information
Engineer Responsibilities
Supporting Information

Chapter 2 RECONNAISSANCE AND PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS
Hasty Reconnaissance
Deliberate Reconnaissance
Repair or Reconstruction
New-Bridge Construction
Site Requirements
Survey Control
Survey Drawings

PART TWO CLASSIFICATION, REINFORCEMENT AND REPAIR, AND POSTING
Chapter 3 CLASSIFICATION
Section I - Bridge-Classification Considerations
Section II - Expedient Classification
Hasty Method
Track Commander's Bridge-Crossing Booklet
Section III - Correlation-Curve Classification
Correlation-Curve Applications
Bridge Condition
Span Length
Correlation-Curve Uses
Section IV - Analytical Bridge Classification
Classification Assumptions
Moment Classification for Simple Spans
Moment Classification for Continuous Spans
Roadway-Width Classification and Clearance Restrictions
Solid-Sawn and Glue-Laminated Timber-Stringer Bridges
Steel-Stringer Bridges
Composite-Stringer Bridges
Steel-Girder Bridges
Truss Bridges
Reinforced Concrete Slab Bridges
Reinforced Concrete T-Beam Bridges
Reinforced Concrete Box-Girder Bridges
Prestressed Concrete Bridges
Arch Bridges
Movable Bridges
Suspension Bridges
Other Bridges

Chapter 4 REINFORCEMENT AND REPAIR
Basic Considerations
Hasty or Emergency Repairs
Stringer Supports
Stringer Reinforcement
Steel Floor-Beam Reinforcement
Truss Reinforcement and Repair
Flooring Repair
Masonry-Pier and -Abutment Repair
Masonry-Arch-Bridge Repair

Chapter 5 POSTING
Bridge-Classification Signs
Traffic Controls

PART THREE DESIGN
Chapter 6 BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURES
Design Phases
Design Sequence

Chapter 7 SUBSTRUCTURE DESIGN
Abutment Design Procedure
Abutment Designs
Intermediate-Support Design

Chapter 8 SUSPENSION-BRIDGE DESIGN
Descriptions
Bridge Sites
Design Factors
Live Load
Panels
Suspenders
Main Cables
Backstays
Towers
Anchorages

Chapter 9 CONNECTIONS
Timber Connections
Steel Connections

Chapter 10 CONSTRUCTION
Planning Process
Material Preparation, Timber Framing
Material Preparation, Steel Fabrication
Safety
Erection-Equipment Capacity
Special Equipment
Truck- and Crawler-Mounted Cranes
Derricks
Cableways
Hoists
Jacks
Falsework
Erection-Equipment Techniques
Derrick Elevation
Special Launching Methods (Steel Erection)
Precautions
Suspension-Bridge Construction

Chapter 11 INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
Inspection
Maintenance

Chapter 12 BRIDGING IN ARCTIC AND SUBARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS
Permafrost
Transportation
Thaw Effects
Explosives
Steel
Wood
Concrete
Engineer Equipment
Construction Schedules
Bridge Foundations and Substructures
Native Materials
Foundation Survey
Intermediate Supports
Abutments
Ice Removal
Superstructure Principles
Panel-Truss Bridges
Timber-Truss Bridges
Steel-Truss Bridges
Fords
Ice Crossings
Expedient Ice-Bridge Construction
Expedient Ice-Bridge Reinforcement and Repair

Appendix A CONVERSION CHARTS

Appendix B VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION
Hypothetical Vehicles
Standard Classification Curves
Analytical Classification Procedure
Expedient Classification Procedure
Vehicle-Classification Signs

Appendix C TIMBER PROPERTIES
Civilian-Design Stress
Military-Design Stress

Appendix D STEEL PROPERTIES
All-Purpose Steel
High-Strength, Low-Alloy Steel
Quench- and Tempered-Alloy Steel
Steel Strengths
Structural Shapes
Unlisted-Beams Section Properties

Appendix E STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Dead, Live, and Impact Loads
Stresses
Static Equilibrium
Internal Reactions
Shear and Moment Diagrams

Appendix F CLASSIFICATION EXAMPLES
Notations
Timber-Stringer Bridge
Steel-Stringer Bridge
Composite Steel-Concrete Stringer Bridge
Steel-Girder Bridge
Truss Bridge
Reinforced Concrete-Slab Bridge
Reinforced Concrete T-Beam Bridge
Reinforced Concrete-Box-Girder Bridge
Prestressed Concrete Bridge
Masonry-Arch Bridge

Appendix G CONCRETE PROPERTIES
General Properties
Cement Types
Mass-Concrete Structures
Steel-Reinforced Concrete

Appendix H SOIL PROPERTIES

Appendix I SUPERSTRUCTURE DESIGN EXAMPLES
Notations
Timber-Stringer Superstructure with a Timber Deck
Steel-Stringer Superstructure with a Concrete Deck

GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
AUTHENTICATION

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