Continuing Education

Pedestrian Bridges - Unique Design and Analysis [B2]

Bridges that carry people sometimes take a back burner to vehicular bridges. We have two case studies to prove that preconceived notion wrong. The Fanny Appleton Bridge is a slender Vierendeel arch that was part of the Longfellow Bridge design-build project and involved significant vibration analysis. The 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge located just south of downtown Chicago spans over historical Lake Shore Drive and six active railroad tracks and features an elegant "S" curve–no small feat for any bridge, especially over Lake Shore Drive.

This course is based on a past NASCC session.

You must purchase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.

Intended Audience: Engineers, Detailers


  • Date: 4/3/2019
  • PDH Credits: 1


William Goulet, SE; Marian Barth, PE; Dipal Vimawala, PE; Jixing He


Pedestrian Bridges: Unique Analysis and Design