[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] But an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the "probable cause" of the collapse was "inadequate load capacity" due to a "design error of the gusset plates," sheets of steel that connect a bridge's beams and columns.
What does GP stand for?
GP stands for Gusset Plates (steel trusses)
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Among the topics are the cable-stayed bridge across the River Sava in Belgrade, incorporating climate change predictions in the hydraulic analysis of bridges, new tools for inspecting gusset plates, deck truss bearing rehabilitation for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the rapid replacement of bridges using modular systems, identifying and sharing best practices in bridge maintenance and management, and examining the forms of Hudson River bridges.
The discovery raised safety concerns for other bridges around the country, prompting the Federal Highway Administration to urge all states to pay extra attention to how much weight they allow to be placed on bridge designs using so-called gusset plates, which are not limited to truss bridges.
Although hand stenciling is the most practical way to mark one-of-a-kind primary bridge members, the use of hand stenciling on high-quantity primary and non-stress secondary bridge members, including gusset plates, lacing bars and diaphragms, can be burdensome.
The technical advisory clarifies that State highway officials should include gusset plates when calculating the load capacity on the Nation's 13,000 steel truss bridges.
Differences in performance of the short and long gusset plates became more obvious in the glued joints.