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Intro to Steel Bridge Design
This presentation is a general introduction to bridge engineering. The slides include a review of basic bridge nomenclature and the various steel bridge superstructure types, bearings, and supporting substructure types. In addition, a brief tutorial on how to read bridge plans is provided, as well as a detailed look into the various types of framing plans typically used for steel I-girder bridges and a cursory discussion of analysis methods. The two major bridge design specifications are identified: AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.