Bridge Design

Bridge Design is one of the oldest and vital learning aspect for civil engineering students and professionals. The course is focused on discussing topics like bridge substructure systems, highlights the more technical aspects of bridge substructure design and rehabilitation. The key perspectives of bridge construction like beams, arches, trusses, suspensions, and test for maximum load are the main considerations of the workshop. This course addresses the various types of each component and discusses specific selection or design criteria, with emphasis on both traditional and innovative practical solutions in professional applications.


Can access computer system and make use of internet to perform search over Google.

Need to Prepare?

Basic Concepts of Civil Engineering.

Tools Expected:-

Windows OS based PC, Smart phone with Internet, Notebook and Pen

Tools provided (for the session):-

Required Software tools, Reference materials, PPTs, Sample projects


Design Concepts, CAD Analysis, Load Analysis, Fabrication and Testing


This workshop will address about various concepts involved in “Bridge Design” and are trained to perform CAD based analysis of their designed bridges.


  • Modeling and Analysis of sample Bridges using Industry grade software
  • Structural responses due to different loads
  • Case studies


2 Days (7 hours each including 1-hour lunch break)


Day 1
Session 1-  (03:30 hrs)
  • Allowable Stress Design
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design


Principles of Limit States Design
  • Design Procedures
  • Allowable Stress Design (ASD)
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)


  • Permanent Loads
  • Dead Loads
  • Transient Loads
  • Vehicular Live Load LL
  • Pedestrian Live Load PL
  • Water Load and Stream Pressure Force WA
  • Wind Load WS and WL
  • Earth Loads


Geo-technical Site Characterization
  • Planning Exploration and Testing Programs
  • Soil and Rock Variability
  • Field Test Methods
  • Ground Water Location


Session 2- (02:30 hrs)
Geo-technical Design Parameter Selection
  • Test Method Selection
  • Field Test Methods
  • Parameter Evaluation
  • Reliability of Tests for Estimating Design Parameters


Spread Footing Design
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Spread Footing Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Footing Embedment
  • Buoyancy and Uplift


Session Recap


Day 2
Session 1- (03:30 hrs)
Driven Pile Design
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Driven Pile Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Fixity of PileCap Connection


Conventional Retaining Wall and Abutment Design
  • Design Methods
  • Comparison of Wall Design Using LRFD and ASD
  • Loss of Passive Resistance
  • Drainage


Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods
  • General Design Considerations
  • Pullout of Reinforcing Elements
  • Rupture of Reinforcing Elements
  • Design Life


Session 2- (02:30 hrs)
Bridge Substructure Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation strategies – techniques to strengthen the bridge substructure 
  • without replacing it
  • Bridge substructure assessment
  • Material deterioration: concrete, steel, timber, fatigue assessment and seismic 
  • retrofit
  • Foundation rehabilitation
  • Substructure
  • Common Pointer Pitfalls


Session Recap


Zonal Round of SkillThon
  • Competition
  • Certificate distribution and acknowledgement


INR 1100 (GST exclusive) Per Participation