These specifications are intended for the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of both fixed and movable highway bridges. Mechanical, electrical, and special vehicular and pedestrian safety aspects of movable bridges, however, are not covered.
Provisions are not included for bridges used solely for railway, rail-transit, or public utilities. For bridges not fully covered herein, the provisions of these Specifications may be applied, as augmented with additional design criteria where required.
The design provisions of these specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology. The factors have been developed from the theory of reliability based on current statistical knowledge of loads and structural performance. Methods of analysis other than those included in previous specifications and the modeling techniques inherent in them are included, and their use is encouraged.
Key Topics Covered
2. General Design and Location Features
3. Loads and Load Factors
4. Structural Analysis and Evaluation
5. Concrete Structures
6. Steel Structures
7. Aluminum Structures
8. Wood Structures
9. Decks and Deck Systems
11. Abutments, Piers, and Walls
12. Buried Structures and Tunnel Liners
14. Joints and Bearings
15. Design of Sound Barriers
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