LRFD Provisions for Wood Bridges

by Michael A. Ritter, (A.M.ASCE), U.S. Dep of Agriculture, Madison, United States,
Andrzej S. Nowak, (M.ASCE), U.S. Dep of Agriculture, Madison, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


A project to develop a load and resistance factor design (LRFD) edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges is complete. A part of this effort involved the development of LRFD provisions for wood bridges. These new specifications include numerous changes and several significant departures from current allowable stress design practices for wood bridges.

Subject Headings: Load and resistance factor design | Wood bridges | Highway bridges | Highway and road design | Allowable stress design | Infrastructure construction | Bridge design

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