Table 3: Maximum flexural stresses for bottom elements for bridge girders.

Girder numberOpen joint bridge (OJB)Link slab bridge (LSB)Percentage of decrease in girder stresses due to link slab
maximum flexural stress (MPa)maximum flexural stress (MPa)

S1G12.131.7518%
S1G22.552.0719%
S1G32.532.1216%
S1G42.161.6922%
S2G10.820.5434%
S2G20.820.5533%
S2G30.830.5732%
S2G40.800.5432%
S3G10.630.5612%
S3G20.650.5910%
S3G30.650.599%
S3G40.650.5614%