Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Edited by

  • Alessio Pipinato, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Engineering Structures and ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance brings together the latest information on bridge design, construction, and maintenance challenges from world leaders in the field.

The book encompasses the state-of-the-art in the field, also presenting updated information on tactics for safety assessment. Users will find innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world, along with tactics on how to develop concepts for design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project cost and increase structural durability.

The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridges, including aesthetics and design, and loads, including seismic, wind, fatigue and fracture, creep and shrinkage, local effects, LRDF designs, and bridge design based on geometry.

In addition, discussions of special structures, including segmental bridges, movable bridges, masonry bridges, timber bridges, and railway bridges are covered, along with foundations, construction practices, inspection, and maintenance systems. Every chapter is subdivided into two sections, with the first part tackling design issues, and the second covering numerical modeling methods.

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Structural/civil engineers and Designers


Book information

  • Published: October 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800058-8

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The history and development of bridges, Bridge aesthetic and design

Chapter 2. Loads including seismic, and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, creep and shrinkage, local effects, LRDF designs

Chapter 3. Structural analysis

Chapter 4. Bridge Design based on Construction material type: Reinforced concrete bridges, Steel bridges and Composite bridges

Chapter 5. Bridge Design based on Geometry: Arch bridges, curved bridges, Long span bridges and suspension bridges

Chapter 6. Special bridge structures: segmental bridges, movable bridges, masonry bridges, timber bridges, railway bridges,

Chapter 7. Special Bridge components: expansion joints, bearings, seismic devices orthotropic deck

Chapter 8. Bridge Foundations

Chapter 9. Construction practice

Chapter 10. Bridge network management: BMS, inspection & maintenance, WIM etc.

Chapter 11. Assessment, retrofit and rehabilitation of existing bridges