NSBA Releases New Steel Bridge Design Handbook
February 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO - A newly updated and fully revised edition of the Steel Bridge Design Handbook (formerly the Highway Structures Design Handbook) is now available as a free download from the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction.
“Since it was first introduced by US Steel in the 1970s, the Handbook has been a popular and important reference for everyone involved in the design and construction of steel bridges,” notes Jeff Carlson, PE, director of market development for NSBA. “It includes the latest research and advice from the nation’s top bridge experts and includes information ranging from mechanical properties of steel to splice design to corrosion protection.”
The original Handbook was produced by US Steel in the 1970s and quickly became a popular reference for steel bridge design. Later editions were produced by AISC and authored by FHWA, NSBA and HDR Engineering.
This current edition of the Handbook will be maintained by NSBA. It includes 19 chapters and six design examples, all in PDF format and downloadable at aisc.org/bridgehandbook.
- Bridge Steels and Their Mechanical Properties - Chapter 1
- Steel Bridge Fabrication - Chapter 2
- Structural Steel Bridge Shop Drawings - Chapter 3
- Structural Behavior 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 Bridge - Chapter 18
- Corrosion Protection of Steel Bridge - Chapter 19
- 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
For more information contact:
Senior Vice President
American Institute of Steel Construction
About the National Steel Bridge Alliance:
The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of steel bridge design and construction. The NSBA functions as the voice of the bridge fabricators and steel mills while also partnering with the bridge design and construction community. The NSBA's partners include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), state departments of transportation (DOTs), design consultant, contractors, and academia. With these resources, NSBA is uniquely positioned to find solutions to the toughest bridge challenges, including those related to cost, sustainability, and performance.
About The American Institute of Steel Construction:
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.