Saturday, 22 August 2009

Bridge Classification

Bridges are broadly classified based on following three criteria
  1. Material of Construction
  2. Structural Form
  3. Construction Technology
Bridge Classsifcation based on Material of Construction
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Prestressed Concrete ( Post-Tenions / Pre - Tension)
  • Composite
  • Steel
  • Masonary
Bridge Classification based on Structural Form
  • Girder Bridges ( Slab / Girder and Slab ( T Beam) / Box Girder (Single Cell/Multi Cell))
  • Truss ( Through Type / Deck Type)
  • Cable Supported Bridges ( Cable Stayed / Suspension / Extradosed Bridges)
  • Arch Bridges ( Arch Bridges / Bow String Arch Bridges)
Bridge Classification based on Construction Methodology
  • Balanced Cantilever Bridges
  • Incremental Launched Bridges

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