Infrastructure Industry

Infrastructure Industry

From the longest bridges to the tallest buildings, Central Steel Service, Inc. supplies high-quality, long-lasting weathering steels for the most demanding infrastructure projects.


For more than four decades, Central Steel Service, Inc. has distributed specialized, high strength weathering and abrasion resistant steel products to manufacture bridges, overpasses, and other support structures.



Weathering steel is a group of steel alloys that do not need to be painted and form a stable rust-like appearance after extended exposure to weather. Weathering steel has a chemical composition that forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather, giving the steel an increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. 

Providing the Steel You Need

Infrastructure contractors and builders need reliable resources for standard and heavy steel plate products. For the infrastructure industry, Central Steel Service, Inc., provides these ASTM specification steels:


A242: A high-strength low-alloy structural steel specification with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance and temperature resistance up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Normally applicable to steel plates through one-half inch in thickness.


A588: Available in structural shapes, plates, and bar. Used to construct the world’s most vital structures while withstanding the earth’s most extreme conditions.


A606-4: Available in steel sheet and coil. High-strength, low-alloy specification with improved atmospheric corrosion properties. Contains additional alloying elements and provides a level of corrosion resistance substantially better than that of carbon steels with or without copper addition.


A709-50W: Comes in structural shapes, plates and bars Structural steel primarily used in fabricating steel bridges. Atmospheric corrosion resistance in most environments substantially better than carbon steel with or without copper addition.


A871: High-strength low-alloy structural steel plate with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance. Provides a 65 ksi minimum yield strength and an 80 ksi minimum tensile strength plus the atmospheric corrosion resistance of this steel in most environments is substantially better than that of carbon steels with or without copper addition.

Serving Your Industry

Steel plate is an essential part of foundations, reinforcements and structural bones that help create land and water bridges and other structures. Weathering steel supplied by Central Steel Service, Inc. is used extensively to manufacture an array of public and private infrastructure projects, including:

  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Highway Bridges
  • Bridge Girders
  • Bridge Components
  • Railroad Bridges
  • Overpasses
  • Waterway Bridges
  • Skywalks
  • Fencing
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Personal Residences
  • Artistic Sculptures

Featuring The Benefits You Want

Using weathering steels for infrastructure projects has a host of advantages:


Rugged and reliable: Weathering steel is resistant to weather conditions and high temperatures. Oxidation loss of steel at temperatures above 400 degrees Celsius can be decreased by using weathering steels.


Easy to maintain: Periodic inspection and cleaning should be the only maintenance required to ensure parts and equipment perform well. Weathering steel also is ideal for bridges and other structures where access is difficult or dangerous, and where future disruption needs to be minimized.


Saves money: The resistance to weather enables weathering steel to be used unpainted in many applications, reducing operating costs.


Environmentally sound: Issues associated with volatile organic compounds in paint and the disposal of blast-cleaning debris from future maintenance work are avoided.



Visually appealing: The attractive appearance of mature weathering steel often blends pleasingly with the environment. Its appearance changes and improves with age.

Delivering The Service You Deserve

For more than three decades, Central Steel Service, Inc. has supplied top-quality, high-strength weathering steel in plate, angles, flats, channels, rounds and squares.

Central Steel Service, Inc. specialty products are expertly-engineered, professionally crafted and rigidly tested to:

  • Meet the exacting specifications you want
  • Deliver the outstanding performance you demand
  • Provide the unmatched service you deserve

Central Steel Service, Inc. applies all its considerable resources to deliver the industry’s best specialty steel products – products that require the utmost attention to quality and material traceability.


Central Steel Service, Inc. strives to:

  • Provide exceptional, professional and excellent customer service
  • Forge and nurture long-term relationships
  • Foster teamwork and mutual respect among employees
  • Keep employees safe
  • Product quality is not compromised
  • Give back through charitable donations

Central Steel Service, Inc. diligently follows all ASTM guidelines and the company’s written quality specifications, giving you complete confidence that Central Steel Service, Inc. can be your main weathering steel provider.