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This Book on Bridge Design is intended to serve both as a study reference for practicing engineers and engineering faculty preparing for the civil and structural professional engineering examinations, and as classroom text for civil engineering seniors and graduate students.


Bridge Design for the Civil and Structural Professional Engineering Exams by Rober H and Jai B. Kim
Bridge Design for the Civil and Structural Professional Engineering Exams by Rober H and Jai B. Kim


It is essential that readers of this material have access to the latest edition of the standard Specifications for Highway bridges by the American Association of State highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The current version is the 16th edition with the 1997, 1998, and 1999 Interim Revisions. Another necessary reference is the AASHTO Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges, 1994, with the 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000 Interim Revisions.

This book includes five comprehensive design examples that can quickly acquaint the reader with current bridges design practices in the United States. Work the design examples using AASHTO references.

When you have mastered the basic design principles in the examples, work the practice problems that follow to become familiar with the content and level of difficulty you are likely to encounter on the PE exam.

The bridge structure is designed to carry the following loads and forces; dead load; live load; impact or dynamic effect of the live load; wind loads; and other forces, when they exist, such as longitudinal forces, centrifugal forces, thermal forces, earth pressure, buoyancy, shrinkage stresses, rib shortening, erection stresses, ice and current pressure, and earthquake stresses.

Bridge members are proportioned either with reference to service loads and allowable stresses as provided in Service Load Design (Allowable Stress Design) or, alternatively, with reference to load actors and factored strength as provided in Strength Design (Load Factor Design)

Title of the Book


Bridge Design for the Civil and Structural Professional Engineering Exams

Name of Authors


Rober H. KIM & Jai B. Kim

Contents of the Book



  • Preface 
  • Acknowledgments
  • How to use this Book
  • Nomenclature
  • Bridge Design
  • 1. Loads
  • 2. Combination of Loads
  • 3. Highway Live Loads
  • 4. Impact
  • 5. Application of Live Loads
  • 6. Distribution of Loads
  • 7. Other Loads
  • 8. Load Rating
  • Design Examples
  • Design Example 1: Longitudinal Steel Girder
  • Design Example 2: Reinforced Concrete Slab
  • Design Example 3: Reinforced Concrete Abutment and Footing for Overpass Structure
  • Design Example 4: Interior Prestressed Concrete I-Beam
  • Design Example 5: Load Rating of Floor beam
  • Practice Problems : 
  • Practice Problem1 : Prestressed Concrete Girder
  • Practice Problem 2: Center Pier 
  • Appendices 
  • Appendix A: AASHTO Live Load Tables
  • Appendix B: AASHTO Truck Train Loadings


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