CVET-434 Design of Highway Bridges

CVET-434 Design of Highway Bridges
Design concrete and steel bridges. Topics include types of bridges; design loads on bridges; design of prestressed concrete girders using CONSPAN; design of steel girders using MDX; design of reinforced concrete deck; design of abutments and wingwalls; design of foundations; and introduction to multi-span bridges.  Emphasis is on the use of the AASHTO LRFD code and bridge design software, and a comprehensive group design project is assigned. Some computer work is involved. (Pre-Requisite: CVET-332; Co-Requisites: CVET-431, CVET-432)
Class 3, Lab 0, Credit 3. (Spring)


  • Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach, by Richard M. Barker and Jay Alan Puckett, John Wiley & Sons


  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Computer Packages

Bentley Software:CONSPAN; STAAD; MDX Software



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