An introduction to the components of a bridge with some basic design principles and where to start when you are designing a bridge.
Examples of Bridge Design Calculations demonstrating the design process and checking procedures using BS5400.
A selection of excel spreadsheets useful for some of the repetitive bridge design and bridge assessment calculations.
Design examples using Eurocodes, BS 5400 and the DMRB including narratives and animated sketches to explain the design principles.
Some solutions to design & assessment problems which have arisen from interpreting the Standards.
Codes & Books
A list of suppliers for Eurocodes, British Standards, The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and useful bridge design books.
David Childs B.Sc, C.Eng, MICE
Last Updated: 28/01/2020