I have a bearing wall that I would like to remove. The wall supports 2 floor joist spans. 1 span is 10 linear feet and the other span is 21 linear feet. I would like my beam to span 16 feet with a steel support post on each end. This structure is a 2 story house and would like the downstairs to be open completely. I already have a footing under the area I intend to place my posts. I need help determining the size I-beam and support post i will need to carry this area.
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