Vehicle Loads and Highway Bridge Design

by S. Mitchell,
G.F. Borrmann,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-21

Document Type: Journal Paper


Consideration of realistic loading and logical safety factors to be applied to all loads and forces acting on structure; facts and ideas relating to choice of reasonably correct live loading and its application to bridge design; bridge spans designed in accordance with current specifications studied with particular reference to their overload capacities.

Subject Headings: Vehicle loads | Highway and road design | Highway bridges | Bridge design | Live loads | Load factors | Bridge-vehicle interaction | Structural safety

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