Bridge Design

This page contains coverage of the design of all types of bridges. Topics include 3-D modeling, building information modeling (BIM), CAD design, materials issues related to bridge design, the relationship between design and construction, and more.

The Pennsylvania DOT relies rather heavily on the state’s gas tax, which including ancillary fees, presently stands at 58.7 cents per gallon. However…
June 30, 2020
In the debut episode of Roads & Bridges Media's ongoing video series Zooming in on Infrastructure, we talk with a team of high school students…
June 19, 2020
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Watch this inspiring video to see students present their bridge projects designed with Bentley's bridge design software.
June 18, 2020
The three bridges over the Firth of Forth (from left to right); the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing.
The three bridges over the Firth of Forth (from left to right); the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge, and the Queensferry Crossing.
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It’s impossible to ignore the infrastructure of the landscape in central Scotland at the Firth of Forth estuary, which reaches about 50 feet inland.…
June 11, 2020
Acrow Bridge has announced two of its temporary modular steel lift bridges are being used to allow uninterrupted vehicular and vessel passage during…
May 22, 2020
The era of 2-D paper plans for roads and bridges may be coming to an end. As design technology continues to advance, pilot projects across the U.S.…
May 13, 2020
A simple-made-continuous girder connection on two built types provides a big bridge win in a mountainous region of Colorado
Photo Credit: Davis Deaton
Glenwood Springs, Colorado is recognized as one of the best small towns in the U.S., as well as one of the most walkable; it was even declared the…
May 13, 2020
Iconic pedestrian bridge over Scioto River connects city life of Dublin, Ohio
Image: Cory Klein Photography courtesy of the City of Dublin
“We strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and business can thrive.” The aforementioned quote is taken…
May 13, 2020
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