Through lectures, design problems and existing bridge examples, this course illustrates basic bridge knowledge from preliminary design to final design of major structural components. The course covers conventional bridges and other bridge types, including concrete segmental box girders, arch bridges, and cable-stayed bridges. The course is not intended to provide students with intensive training in any particular area of bridge design. The course requires problem solving, a term project, and a final exam. A background in reinforced concrete design and steel design will be helpful in this course.
Recommended Course Background: 560.320/325 Structural Design I/II or equivalent. 560.320/325 are offered on-site through the full-time Civil Engineering Department.