Highway and Roadway Bridges

Highway bridge

This page contains information useful to those interested in the design or research of highway and roadway bridges.

Structure Types:

  1. CIP/PS Concrete Box Girder
  2. Reinforced Concrete Box Girder
  3. Reinforced Concrete T-Girder
  4. Reinforced Concrete Slab
  5. PC/PS Concrete Box Girder
  6. PC/PS Concrete I-Girder
  7. Steel I-Girder
  8. Steel Truss

Structure Components:

  1. Abutment
    1. Seat abutment
    2. Diaphragm abutment
  2. Bent
    1. Bent cap
    2. Columns
    3. Footings
  3. Superstructure

Reference Documents:

  1. Canada

    1. Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code CAN/CSA-S6,Canadian Standards Association
    2. Ontario Provincial Standards
  2. United States

    1. AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
    2. AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges
    3. AWS Bridge Welding Code
    4. ATC 18, Seismic Design Criteria for Bridges and Highway Structures: Current and Future.
    5. ATC 32, Improved Seismic Design Criteria for California Bridges: Provisional Recommendations.
    6. Caltrans Bridge Design Specifications
    7. PCI Bridge Design Manual
    8. Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges, Priestley, Seible & Calvi, John Wiley & Sons
    9. UCSD Report SSRP-93/02, Assessment and Design of Joints for Single-Level Bridges with Circular Columns, Priestley
  3. Presentations

    1. Caltrans Seismic Design Criteria
    2. Bent Design - LRFD Design of California Bridges


  1. Canada

    1. Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
  2. United States

    1. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    2. American Segmental Bridge Institute
    3. California Department of Transportation
    4. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
    5. U.S. Department of Transportation

Other Resources:

  1. SC Solutions Bridge Engineering Page
  2. The Bridge Site