1st Edition

LRFD Bridge Design Fundamentals and Applications

By Tim Huff Copyright 2022
    386 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    386 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book examines and explains material from the 9th edition of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, including deck and parapet design, load calculations, limit states and load combinations, concrete and steel I-girder design, bearing design, and more. With increased focus on earthquake resiliency, two separate chapters– one on conventional seismic design and the other on seismic isolation applied to bridges– will fully address this vital topic. The primary focus is on steel and concrete I-girder bridges, with regard to both superstructure and substructure design.


    • Includes several worked examples for a project bridge as well as actual bridges designed by the author
    • Examines seismic design concepts and design details for bridges
    • Presents the latest material based on the 9th edition of the LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
    • Covers fatigue, strength, service, and extreme event limit states
    • Includes numerous solved problems and exercises at the end of each chapter to illustrate the concepts presented

    LRFD Bridge Design: Fundamentals and Applications will serve as a useful text for graduate and upper-level undergraduate civil engineering students as well as practicing structural engineers.

    Chapter 1. Introduction.

    Chapter 2. Loads on Bridges.

    Chapter 3. Load Combinations and Limit States.

    Chapter 4. Deck and Parapet Design.

    Chapter 5. Distribution of Live Load.

    Chapter 6. Steel Welded Plate I-Girders.

    Chapter 7. Precast Prestressed Concrete Girders.

    Chapter 8. Bridge Girder Bearings.

    Chapter 9. Reinforced Concrete. Substructures.

    Chapter 10. Seismic Design of Bridges.

    Chapter 11. Seismic Isolation of Bridges. 



    Tim Huff has 35 years of experience as a practicing structural engineer. Dr. Huff has worked on building and bridge projects in the United States and has contributed to projects in India, Ethiopia, Brazil, the Philippines, and Haiti as a volunteer structural engineer with Engineering Ministries International. He is a faculty member of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, where he resides with his beautiful and talented wife, Monica, an artist and teacher.