What is AASHTO
AASHTO stands for American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. This is a standards development organization which creat specifications, test methods which are used in highway engineering throughout the United States of American. Actually, AASHTO specifications cover many other aspects like air, rail, water, transportation… and are applied for many other countries over the world.
AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications Book Description:
The provisions of these Specifications are intended for the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of both fixed and movable highway bridges. The design provisions of these Specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology. The factors have been developed from the theory of reliability based on current statistical knowledge of loads and structural performance.
Seismic design shall be in accordance with either the provisions in these Specifications or those given in the AASHTO Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Bridge Design. Construction specifications consistent with these design specifications are the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications. Unless otherwise specified, the Materials Specifications referenced herein are the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing.
Small Bad Thing: Mechanical, electrical, and special vehicular and pedestrian safety aspects of movable bridges are not covered in the book.
5 stars (excellence)
If you are working in the fields of bridge design, evaluation and rehabilitation, the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications Customary 5th Edition should be on your bookshelf.