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Military Non Standard Fixed Bridging 12 February 2002

Military Non Standard Fixed Bridging 12 February 2002

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FM 3-34.343
 
(FM5-446)
Military NonstandardFixed Bridging
HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public relase; distribution is unlimited.
 
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*FM 3-34.343
(FM 5-446)
Field Manual HeadquartersNo. 3-34.343 Department of the ArmyWashington, DC,
12 February 2002
Military Nonstandard Fixed Bridging
Contents
Page
PREFACE.................................................................................................................vii
PART ONE BASIC CONSIDERATIONS
Chapter 1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION........................................................................... 1-1
General Concepts................................................................................................... 1-2Bridge Design ......................................................................................................... 1-4Army Facilities Components System...................................................................... 1-4Classification Information........................................................................................ 1-5Engineer Responsibilities........................................................................................ 1-6Supporting Information............................................................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2 RECONNAISSANCE AND PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS............................ 2-1
Hasty Reconnaissance........................................................................................... 2-1Deliberate Reconnaissance.................................................................................... 2-1Repair or Reconstruction........................................................................................ 2-1New-Bridge Construction........................................................................................ 2-2Site Requirements .................................................................................................. 2-3Survey Control........................................................................................................ 2-6Survey Drawings..................................................................................................... 2-6
PART TWO CLASSIFICATION, REINFORCEMENT AND REPAIR, AND POSTING
Chapter 3 CLASSIFICATION.................................................................................................. 3-1Section I - Bridge-Classification Considerations............................................... 3-2Section II - Expedient Classification................................................................... 3-2
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.*
This publication supersedes FM 5-446, 3 June 1991.
.
 
FM 3-34.343iiPage
Hasty Method......................................................................................................... 3-2Track Commander’s Bridge-Crossing Booklet....................................................... 3-3
Section III - Correlation-Curve Classification.................................................... 3-3
Correlation-Curve Applications............................................................................... 3-8Bridge Condition..................................................................................................... 3-8Span Length........................................................................................................... 3-8Correlation-Curve Uses...........................................................................................3-9
Section IV - Analytical Bridge Classification................................................... 3-10
Classification Assumptions................................................................................... 3-10Moment Classification for Simple Spans.............................................................. 3-15Moment Classification for Continuous Spans....................................................... 3-16Roadway-Width Classification and Clearance Restrictions.................................. 3-18Solid-Sawn and Glue-Laminated Timber-Stringer Bridges .................................. 3-18Steel-Stringer Bridges.......................................................................................... 3-22Composite-Stringer Bridges................................................................................. 3-26Steel-Girder Bridges............................................................................................. 3-29Truss Bridges....................................................................................................... 3-46Reinforced Concrete Slab Bridges....................................................................... 3-55Reinforced Concrete T-Beam Bridges ................................................................. 3-59Reinforced Concrete Box-Girder Bridges............................................................. 3-64Prestressed Concrete Bridges ............................................................................. 3-65Arch Bridges......................................................................................................... 3-74Movable Bridges................................................................................................... 3-81Suspension Bridges ............................................................................................. 3-82Other Bridges....................................................................................................... 3-83
Chapter 4 REINFORCEMENT AND REPAIR......................................................................... 4-1
Basic Considerations.............................................................................................. 4-1Hasty or Emergency Repairs ................................................................................. 4-4Stringer Supports ................................................................................................... 4-7Stringer Reinforcement .......................................................................................... 4-9Steel Floor-Beam Reinforcement......................................................................... 4-11Truss Reinforcement and Repair ......................................................................... 4-11Flooring Repair..................................................................................................... 4-17Masonry-Pier and -Abutment Repair.................................................................... 4-18Masonry-Arch-Bridge Repair................................................................................ 4-20
Chapter 5 POSTING............................................................................................................... 5-1
Bridge-Classification Signs......................................................................................5-1Traffic Controls....................................................................................................... 5-5

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