2nd Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook Construction and Maintenance

Edited By Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan Copyright 2014
    664 Pages 387 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

    Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

    The fifth book, Construction and Maintenance contains 19 chapters, and covers the practical issues of bridge structures.

    What’s New in the Second Edition:

    •  Includes nine new chapters: Steel Bridge Fabrication, Cable-Supported Bridge Construction, Accelerated Bridge Construction, Bridge Management Using Pontis and Improved Concepts, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Health Monitoring, Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Bridge Elements, Life-Cycle Performance Analysis and Optimization, and Bridge Construction Methods
    •  Rewrites the Bridge Construction Inspection chapter and retitles it as: Bridge Construction Supervision and Inspection
    •  Expands and rewrites the Maintenance Inspection and Rating chapter into three chapters: Bridge Inspection, Steel Bridge Evaluation and Rating, and Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Rating; and the Strengthening and Rehabilitation chapter into two chapters: Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Superstructures, and Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks

    This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

    Steel Bridge Construction

    Jackson Durkee

    Steel Bridge Fabrication

    Ronnie Medlock

    Concrete Bridge Construction

    Simon A Blank, Michael M Blank, and Hamid Kondazi

    Cable-Supported Bridge Construction

    Junfeng Shi, Tianqing Yu, Yaodong Liu, Yinghua Bai, and Rui Xiong

    Cable Force Adjustment and Construction Control

    Dajian Han and Quansheng Yan

    Substructures of Major Overwater Bridges

    Ben C Gerwick Jr

    Accelerated Bridge Construction

    Benjamin MengPoh Tang

    Bridge Construction Supervision and Inspection

    Zhihu Cheng

    Bridge Management Using Pontis and Improved Concepts

    Gongkang Fu and Dinesh Devaraj

    Bridge Health Monitoring

    Dan M Frangopol and Sunyong Kim

    Bridge Maintenance

    Sreenivas Alampalli

    Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Bridge Elements

    Glenn Washer

    Bridge Inspection

    Joyce E Copelan

    Steel Bridge Evaluation and Rating

    Yi Edward Zhou

    Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Rating

    Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy and Richard Tsang

    Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Superstructures

    Xiaohua Cheng, Lian Duan, and Walid S Najjar

    Rehabilitation of Strengthening of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks

    Chitoshi Miki and Hisatada Suganuma

    Life-Cycle Performance Analysis and Optimization

    Dan M Frangopol and Sunyong Kim

    Bridge Construction Methods

    Mourad M Bakhoum



    Dr. Wai-Fah Chen is a research professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii. He earned his BS in civil engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, in 1959, MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University in 1963, and PhD in solid mechanics from Brown University in 1966. His interests include constitutive modeling of engineering materials, soil and concrete plasticity, structural connections, and structural stability, and he has received several national engineering awards. In 1995, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 20 engineering books and 500 technical papers. He is editor-in-chief for the Civil Engineering Handbook, the Handbook of Structural Engineering, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook, and the Handbook of International Bridge Engineering (CRC Press).

    Dr. Lian Duan is a senior bridge engineer and structural steel committee chair with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). He earned his diploma in civil engineering in 1975, MS in structural engineering in 1981 from Taiyuan University of Technology, China, and PhD in structural engineering from Purdue University in 1990. His interests include inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete and steel structures, structural stability, seismic bridge analysis, and design. Dr. Duan has authored and coauthored more than 70 papers, chapters, and reports, and is the coeditor of the Handbook of International Bridge Engineering (CRC Press). He has received several awards, including the prestigious 2001 Arthur M. Wellington Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers.