National Steel Bridge Alliance
Steel Bridge Design Handbook: Everything You Need to Design a Steel Bridge
The original Highway Structures Design Handbook was produced by US Steel in the 1970s. The project was subsequently taken over by AISC. With federal grant money, FHWA, NSBA and HDR Engineering (principal engineer) updated the Handbook again.
This current edition of the Handbook is maintained by the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). There are 19 chapters and six design examples. These files are .PDFs.
Steel Bridge Design Handbook
- Bridge Steels and Their Mechanical Properties - Chapter 1
- Steel Bridge Fabrication - Chapter 2
- Structural Steel Bridge Shop Drawings - Chapter 3
- Strength Behavior and Design of Steel - Chapter 4
- Selecting the Right Bridge Type - Chapter 5
- Stringer Bridges and Making the Right Choices - Chapter 6
- Loads and Load Combinations - Chapter 7
- Structural Analysis - Chapter 8
- Redundancy - Chapter 9
- Limit States - Chapter 10
- Design for Constructability - Chapter 11
- Design for Fatigue - Chapter 12
- Bracing System Design - Chapter 13
- Splice Design - Chapter 14
- Bearing Design - Chapter 15
- Substructure Design - Chapter 16
- Bridge Deck Design - Chapter 17
- Load Rating of Steel Bridges - Chapter 18
- Corrosion Protection of Steel Bridge - Chapter 19
Design Example Appendices
- Design Example 1: Three-Span Continuous Straight Composite Steel I-Girder Bridge
- Design Example 2A: Two-Span Continuous Straight Composite Steel I-Girder Bridge
- Design Example 2B: Two-Span Continuous Straight Composite Steel Wide-Flange Beam Bridge
- Design Example 3: Three-Span Continuous Horizontally Curved Composite Steel I-Girder Beam Bridge
- Design Example 4: Three-Span Continuous Straight Composite Steel Tub-Girder Bridge
- Design Example 5: Three-Span Continuous Horizontally Curved Composite Steel Tub-Girder Bridge
Download the entire handbook in a single .ZIP file here (46 MB).
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