“HCB Inc. is always very helpful, particularly in the early stages of planning a project. They’ll bend over backward to assist with items such as preliminary design, information and sizing recommendations. They always have an eye to keep the project under budget. The end result of each HCB project we’ve been part of is an attractive, durable bridge that the contractors, owners and fabricators can be and are proud of. Any bridge in a saltwater environment or in a heavy spray or splash zone would benefit from using an HCB solution.”
The HCB comes in several different forms depending on the Project needs. They are:
LOAD RATING: Load ratings can be performed for HCB structures using conventional design vehicles as well as permit vehicles. As the deflection limit state typically governs design, the HCB typically has considerable reserve capacity for strength.
INSPECTION: A zero to nine rating criteria has been developed for the HCB to be consistent with the United States NBIS standards for bridge health evaluations. Guidance for visual and NDE techniques for inspection of HCB bridges are contained in the HCB Inspection and Maintenance Manual.
The links below provide you with preliminary sections for Highway and Railroad Bridges.
CLICK HERE FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGE SECTIONS
CLICK HERE FOR RAILROAD BRIDGE SECTIONS
The HCB Design Manual explains the theory behind the limit states for design of the HCB and provides the tools necessary for Engineers to complete the design of an HCB structure.
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The HCB Inspection and Maintenance Manual provides engineers and owners of HCB structures with sufficient information regarding the techniques and methods for the inspection and maintenance of the HCB so that they can maintain safe operability of the HCB bridge over the duration of its service life.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HCB BRIDGE INSPECTION GUIDELINES
HCB Sample Specifications
The Sample Specifications for the fabrication and installation of the HCB are a good starting point for developing specifications for each project. They include material properties, manufacturing requirements, etc. Contact us for the right sample specification for your project.
Need assistance with a design? Need drawings for inclusion in plan sets? Need assistance finalizing a specification? With these questions or anything else, please contact us.