National Steel Bridge Alliance

Steel Bridge Design Handbook

The original Highway Structures Design Handbook was produced by US Steel in the 1970s. The project was subsequently taken over by AISC. Now, with federal grant money, FHWA, NSBA and HDR Engineering (principal engineer) have completed updating the Handbook. Prominent engineers in the field wrote all 19 volumes and six design examples; these have been reviewed by a committee organized by NSBA. 

Steel Bridge Design Handbook

Design Considerations

Design Examples


This material is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. DTFH61-04-H-00026. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Federal Highway Administration.