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2nd Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Superstructure Design

Edited By

Wai-Fah Chen


Lian Duan

ISBN 9781439852217
Published January 24, 2014 by CRC Press
752 Pages 644 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 second book, Superstructure Design, contains 19 chapters, and covers information on how to design all types of bridges.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes two new chapters: Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
  • Updates the Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges chapter and rewrites it as two chapters: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Post-Tensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
  • Expands the chapter on Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs and divides it into two chapters: Concrete Decks and Approach Slabs
  • Rewrites seven chapters: Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges, Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings

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.

Table of Contents

Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges

Jim Ma and Say-Gunn Low

Cast-In-Place Posttensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges

Lian Duan and Kang Chen

Segmental Concrete Bridges

Teddy S Theryo

Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges

Lian Duan, Yusuf Saleh, and Steve Altman

Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges

Kenneth Price and Tony Shkurti

Horizontally Curved Girder Bridges

Eric V Monzon, Ahmad M Itani, and Mark L Reno

Highway Truss Bridges

John M Kulicki

Arch Bridges

Baochun Chen

Suspension Bridges

Atsushi Okukawa, Shuichi Suzuki, and Ikuo Harazaki

Cable-Stayed Bridges

Tina Vejrum and Lars Lundorf Nielsen

Extradosed Bridges

Akio Kasuga

Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges

Jiri Strasky

Movable Bridges

Michael J Abrahams, Scott Snelling, and Mark VanDeRee

Floating Bridges

M Myint Lwin

Concrete Decks

John Shen

Orthotropic Steel Decks

Alfred Mangus

Approach Slabs

Anand J Puppala, Bhaskar C S Chittoori, and Sireesh Saride

Expansion Joints

Ralph J Dornsife


Lijia Zhang


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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.