Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection provides detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject, and also highlights bridges from around the world. This second edition of the bestselling Bridge Engineering Handbook covers virtually all the information an engineer would need to know about any type of bridge-from planning to construction to maintenance. It contains more than 2,500 tables, charts, and illustrations in a practical, ready-to-use format. An abundance of worked-out examples gives readers numerous practical step-by-step design procedures. Special attention is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance. Coverage also includes seismic design and building materials. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition contains 26 new chapters.

Fundamentals: Conceptual Design. Aesthetics: Basics. Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design. Planning of Major Fixed Links. Highway Bridge Design Specifications. Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution. Railroad Bridge Design Specifications. High-Speed Railway Bridges. Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges. Structural Theory. Finite Element Method. Structural Modeling. Concrete Design. Steel Design. Timber Design. Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges. High Performance Steel. Effective Length of Compression Members. Fatigue and Fracture. Weight Distributions of Highway Steel Bridges. Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced Concrete Beams Under Impact Loading. Wind Effects on Long-Span Bridges. Superstructure Design: Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges. Cast-In-Place Posttensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges. Segmental Concrete Bridges. Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges. Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges. Horizontally Curved Girder Bridges. Highway Truss Bridges. Arch Bridges. Suspension Bridges. Cable-Stayed Bridges. Extradosed Bridges. Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges. Movable Bridges. Floating Bridges. Concrete Decks. Orthotropic Steel Decks. Approach Slabs. Expansion Joints. Railings.Substructure Design: Bearings. Piers and Columns. Towers. Vessel Collision Design of Bridges. Bridge Scour Design and Protection. Abutments. Ground Investigation. Shallow Foundations. Deep Foundations. Earth Retaining Structures. Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation.Seismic Design: Geotechnical Earthquake Considerations. Earthquake Damage to Bridges. Dynamic Analysis. Seismic Random Response Analysis. Nonlinear Analysis. Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges. Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States. Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges. Seismic Design of Stee