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Bridge Design Practice Manual

This page last updated: March 11, 2014

                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

    FOREWORD

    VOLUME I: FUNDAMENTALS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE DESIGN

  • Chapter 1 - Bridge Design Specifications
  • Chapter 2 - Aesthetics
  • Chapter 3 - Loads and Load Combinations
  • Chapter 4 - Structural Analysis and Modeling
  • Chapter 5 - Concrete Design Theory
  • Chapter 6 - Steel Design Theory
  • Chapter 7 - Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girders
  • Chapter 8 - Pre-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girders
  • Chapter 9 - Steel Plate Girders
  • Chapter 10 - Concrete Decks
  • VOLUME II: SUBSTRUCTURE DESIGN

  • Chapter 11 - Bearings
  • Chapter 12 - Concrete Bent Caps
  • Chapter 13 - Concrete Piers and Columns
  • Chapter 14 - Abutments
  • Chapter 15 - Shallow Foundations
  • Chapter 16 - Deep Foundations
  • Chapter 17 - Earth Retaining Systems
  • Chapter 18 - Underground Structures
  • VOLUME III: SEISMIC DESIGN

  • Chapter 19 - Seismic Design Philosophy and Design Criteria
  • Chapter 20 - Seismic Analysis and Modeling
  • Chapter 21 - Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges
  • Chapter 22 - Seismic Design of Steel Bridges
  • Chapter 23 - Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipations
  • Chapter 24 - Seismic Retrofit Technology