Load Bearing Plates Custom Steel Plate
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Precision Grinding, Inc. Birmingham, AL
1-888-WE-GRIND  (1-888-934-7463)
A36 Structural Supports
A572 Structural Steel

Bearing Plates
Bridge Plates
Column Bases
Gusset Plates
Leveling Plates
Pole Foundations
Ring Plates
Steel Stiffeners
Tower Foundations
Truss Supports

Carbon Steel Inventory

ASTM A-572 Grade 50
A-514 T1
A-516 Pressure Vessel
AISI 4140
Hot Roll Steel

Flame Cutting
Plasma Beveling
Blanchard Grinding
Surface Grinding
Machining & Milling
Weldment Fabrication

Gusset Plates and Stiffeners

Steel Gussets generally support, or reinforce the connection of two major structural steel parts, such as when bolting and/or welding bridge beams or trusses to adjoining load bearing, bridge column supports.

Many gusset plate types are of a triangular base shape with any number of clean drilled holes for bolting to bridge and beam supports. Notice, the gusset in the picture to the lower right is welded to the two right-angled, adjoining structures. Today, often times, both, bolting and welding are recommended for bridge construction plates. Years ago, riveting was a common method for attaching these specialty plates. Special designs for extreme load bearing gussets are rectangular in shape and welded into the corners, fitting underneath one I-Beam while supporting another adjacent beam. Some might refer to these as "stiffeners" rather than gussets. Bridges and Truss Columns are typical civil engineering construction projects requiring numerous gussets and supports.

Bridge Steel, Truss Plates, Leveling Plates

Precision Grinding stocks ASTM A36 to 10", and we also inventory A572 Grade 50 and A572 Grade 60 from 1/2" to 6" thick. A572 Steel is specially designed for outdoor use, such as required when building bridges and building infrastructure for Power companies, water & sewage, Gas, and other utility distribution facilities. Heavy, outdoor steel parts manufactured from A572 steel include:

Column Plates, Column Bases and Foundations
Leveling Plates
Foundation Plates, Pole Bases for Power Utilities
Truss Gussets, Bridge Beams, Beam Supports
Specialty Infrastructure and Bridge Plates
Steel Stiffeners
Tower Foundation Supports -
"Cell Tower Bases"

We partner with job shops and OEM manufactures to manufacture heavy and thick steel parts.

Plate Cutting, Grinding & Machining

With a large inventory of carbon and alloy steel plate, Precision Grinding offers flame cutting and plasma cutting services, stress relieving and annealing services, Grinding services, Machine Shop services, and a full compliment of Fabricating services.

Please, call us at 1-888-WE-GRIND when you need bridge plates or any other custom steel parts manufactured to order. 

Structural Steel Parts - A36 & A572

These Steel Plate Stiffeners bolt together large structural columns.
Click on the picture above to see supporting Stiffeners.
Steel Pole Foundations for Power Transmission Poles 
Steel Pole Foundations for Power Transmission &
Side Frames for Custom Built Machines.
 Gusset Plate welded to support a right angle on an Angled Weldment
 This Extruder weldment requires a gusset plate shape on both sides, offering reinforcement to the main parts.
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