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Braced Frame Structure

Submitted by Maddison on Wed, 11/30/2022 - 23:46

Bracing systems are an additional but vital component of a bridge's structure. A bracing system is used to support the main girders of the structure as well as to assist in the distribution of load-related effects and also to restrain chords or compression flanges, which could otherwise collapse laterally.
This article offers guidelines regarding designing bracing systems. Additional guidance is available within the Guidance Note 1.03 and Section 8.2 of SCI P356.
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