Bridge Geometry Manual FREE PDF (CB-02-20)
A Bridge Geometry Manual has been developed as a resource for bridge engineers and CAD technicians. In nine chapters, the manual presents the basics of roadway geometry and many of the calculations required to define the geometry and associated dimensions of bridges. This manual and course materials are not linked to any software tool. The first five chapters are dedicated to the fundamental tools used to establish bridge geometry and the resulting dimensions of bridges. The vector-based approach to locating the North and East coordinates of a point defined by a horizontal alignment is then used to define the geometry of bridges. This manual includes the bridge geometry developed for straight bridges and curved bridges. The geometry of curved bridges using both straight, chorded girders and curved girders is presented.