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Innovative Bridge Design Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128235508

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

2nd Edition

Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Editor: Alessio Pipinato
Paperback ISBN: 9780128235508
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 1000
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Each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges so it is important for engineers to have general knowledge in bridge engineering design and construction so they can be familiar with the associated bridge design codes and specifications for detailed analysis and design of bridge elements. 

The second edition of the Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance continues to bring together the specific knowledge of bridge engineering dealing with design, assessment, research and construction. Written by an international group of experts, each chapter is subdivided into two parts: the first concerning design issues and the second to current research providing innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world.  The new edition includes new topics such as foot bridges, new materials in bridge engineering and soil-foundation structure interaction.  All other chapters are updated to include the latest concepts in design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project costs and increase structural safety and durability.

Key Features

  • Completely revised and updated with the latest in bridge engineering and design
  • Provides detailed design procedures for specific bridges with solved examples
  • Presents a structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, and innovative structural typologies


Bridge, structural, and civil engineers and designers

Table of Contents

Section I - Fundamentals
1. The history, aesthetic and development of bridges

Section II - Loads on bridges
2. Loads
3. Wind loads
4. Fatigue and fracture

Section III - Structural analysis
5. Bridge structural theory and modeling
6. Structural dynamics
7. Risk and reliability in bridges
NEW Soil foundation structure interaction
8. Innovative structural typologies

Section IV - Bridge design based on construction material type
9. Reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridges
10. Steel and composite bridges
11. Timber bridges
12. Masonry bridges

Section V - Bridge design  based on  geometry
13. Arch bridges
14. Girder
15. Long span bridges

Section VI - Special topics
16. Integral bridges
17. Moveable bridges
18. Highway bridges
19. Railway bridges

Section VII - Bridge components
20. Seismic component devices
21. Cables
22. Orthotropic deck
23. Bridge foundations

Section VIII - Bridge construction
24. Case study: the Reno bridge
25. Case study: the Russky bridge
26. Case study: the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
27. Bridge construction equipment

Section IX - Assessment, monitoring and retrofit of bridges
28. Bridge assessment, retrofit and management
29. Bridge monitoring
30. Retrofit with composites materials
31. Bridge collapse


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About the Editor

Alessio Pipinato

Alessio Pipinato obtained a bachelor’s degree in building and structural engineering from the University of Padua, and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Venice-IUAV. He earned his PhD at the University of Trento in structural design. He served as an adjunct professor, teaching university courses in bridge engineering and structural design, and has been a research collaborator at the University of Padua for more than ten years in the structural engineering sector (ICAR09-08B3). His twelve years of engineering career encompasses founding his own engineering consulting firm, AP&P, serving as the CEO, scientific and technical director; and providing bridge, structural engineering, research and development (R&D) services. He is/has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), Associazione Italiana Calcestruzzo Armato e Precompresso (AICAP), International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR), Collegio Tecnici dell’Acciaio (CTA), International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE), International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani (CIFI), European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), and American Institute of Architects (AIA). He is also the author of more than 200 scientific and technical papers on structures and bridges, the chair of international conference sessions (including IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia; and IABMAS 2012, Milan). In addition, he is peer revisor of many international structural engineering journals, including the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Engineering Structures, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, International Journal of Fatigue, and Journal of Structural Engineering. He has participated in a number of international research projects. His research interests includes the design, analysis, and assessment of bridges; structural analysis and design; fatigue and fracture of steel bridges; reliability analysis; life cycle assessment; probabilistic analysis; design of innovative structure and application of new materials in structures; construction control design, and fast bridge construction. He has won many international and national awards during his professional and academic career, and he served as a volunteer in the evaluation of structures during seismic emergencies for the National Service of the Civil Protection (L’Aquila 2009, Emilia Romagna 2012).

Affiliations and Expertise

ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Engineering Structures and ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering

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