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Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach [Kindle Edition]

Richard M. Barker , Jay A. Puckett
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Up-to-date coverage of bridge design and analysis— revised to reflect the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFD specifications

Design of Highway Bridges, Third Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Revised to conform with the latest fifth edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource for both professionals and students. This updated edition has been reorganized throughout, spreading the material into twenty shorter, more focused chapters that make information even easier to find and navigate. It also features:

  • Expanded coverage of computer modeling, calibration of service limit states, rigid method system analysis, and concrete shear
  • Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues
  • Dozens of worked problems that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications
  • A new color insert of bridge photographs, including examples of historical and aesthetic significance
  • New coverage of the "green" aspects of recycled steel
  • Selected references for further study

From gaining a quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design—Design of Highway Bridges is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips, while also serving as an excellent study guide and reference for the U.S. Professional Engineering Examination.



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The up-to-date guide to applying theory and specifications to real-world highway bridge design

Design of Highway Bridges, Second Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource. This updated edition features:

  • Expanded coverage of structural analysis, including axle and lane loads, along with new numerical analytic methods and approaches
  • Dozens of worked problems, primarily in Customary U.S. units, that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications
  • Revised AASHTO steel bridge design guidelines that reflect the simplified approach for plate girder bridges
  • The latest information on concrete bridges, including new minimum reinforcement requirements, and unbonded tendon stress at ultimate and losses for prestressed concrete girders
  • Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues
  • Problems and selected references for further study
  • And more

From gaining quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design—this is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips.

About the Author

RICHARD M. BARKER, PhD, PE, is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A consultant to contractors and design firms on bridge-related projects, he has fifty years of experience with highway bridges as a structural designer, project engineer, researcher, and teacher. He served as a subconsultant to AASHTO on maintenance of the LRFD specifications and to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on training course development for LRFD design of highway bridge substructures.

JAY A. PUCKETT, PhD, PE, is the V. O. Smith Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Department Head at the University of Wyoming, and President of Bridge Tech, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in software development for bridge engineering. With thirty years of experience in bridge research and development, he has developed software for the analysis and rating of bridge systems that is currently in use at over forty transportation agencies. Dr. Puckett is a consultant to AASHTO on their BridgeWare load rating and bridge design software. His research has involved several National Academy NCHRP projects.


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  • File Size: 30385 KB
  • Print Length: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (February 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BG2XDZA
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2.0 out of 5 stars Fundamental knowledge of bridge design January 27, 2009
By H. Geng
Format:Hardcover
It only covers fundamental knowledge of bridge design, and basic bridge members designs. It does not cover the whole superstruacture design. It may not be a good book for practical structural engineers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vilaysak SAYAKOUMMANE May 20, 2008
Format:Hardcover
Excellent book for a fundamental and intermidate knowledge of Bridge Design for Small & Middle Spans. Very suitable for both Junior and Senior Students, and Practical Engineers as well.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Two missing chapters in this book July 19, 2012
By Al Chu
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book called Design of Highway Bridges lacks two chapters that are mentioned in the preface by the authors and therefore, it is incomplete design purpose. The title that may fit this book is Highway Superstructures design. The two chapters are on Substructures Design. I believe that the book is incomplete to use for a first course of bridge design, since it does not cover important subjects. My recommendation is not to buy it until the two missing chapters are added. Look for somewhere else, do not waste your money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars M Gómez November 19, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It is an extraordinary text book for Bridge Design courses. The book has a didactic presentation, clear for students, and it has examples of application of the AASTHO LRDF code. The examples are well-defined and well explained.
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