Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

This project outlines the design of both a steel and concrete girder system and their respective components (piers, abutments, bearings, expansion joints, etc.) for a typical highway overpass. Each system was compared on the premise of initial cost, life-cycle cost and constructability. The project was aided by the use of AASHTO LFRD Bridge Design Specifications, a series of bridge engineering handbooks, and RISA's structural engineering software, in addition to many other sources. The goal of this project was to implement our research though a hands on design and derive an analysis of construction and life-cycle cost to determine a cost effective solution for two common types of bridge designs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2008

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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