221-0206 – Constructions of Bridge Structures (VMK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structures
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Vít Křivý, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
221-0206/01 2019/2020 5
221-0206/02 2019/2020 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and apply the following skills and topic areas: - bridge terminology, basic bridge structures, main parts of bridges, pavement on bridges, bearings, bridge fasteners, drainage systems on bridges, bridge substructures; - structural design of bridges, special arrangement on bridges and under bridges; - traffic loads and other on bridges, numerical modeling and combinations of loads; - general principles on design of reinforced concrete slab, beam and frame bridges and steel and composite steel-concrete beam bridges.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The student will be acquainted with the design of steel and composite steel and concrete bridges and other related parts. Attention is paid to the actions on bridges, bridges design principles, spatial layout, bridge deck, equipment of bridges, design of bearings and expansion joints. Theoretical knowledge is supported by practical examples of the design of beam and truss bridges, attention is paid to the spatial interaction of bridges and the theory of beam girder. Special chapters are the designs of oblique bridges, arched bridges, arch, cable-stayed and suspension bridges. Typical details, fatigue of steel structures, production and assembly of these structures are also discussed. The knowledge of statics of structures, elasticity and plasticity, design principles of steel structures and construction of bridge structures is assumed.

Compulsory literature:

- EN 1990: Eurocode: Basis of structural design, 2002. - EN 1991-2: Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 2: Traffic loads on bridges, 2003. - EN 1992-2: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 2: Concrete bridges - Design and detailing rules, 2005. - EN 1993-2: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 2: Steel bridges, 2006. - Sanpaolesi, L., Croce, P.: Design of bridges, Handbook 4, Leonardo da Vinci pilot project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Pisa, 2005.

Recommended literature:

- Pechal, A.: Bridges. Ing. Antonín Pechal, CSc. Publishing, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009, ISBN 978-80-254-5279-0. - Troyano L.F.: Bridge Engineering a Global Perspektive. University Press, Cambridge, 2003. - Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan: Bridge Engeneering Handbook, CRC Press, 1999. - EN 1992-1-1: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, 2004. - EN 1993-1-1: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, 2005.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
221-0201 ZSK Actions on Building Structures Recommended
221-0202 PBK Concrete Structures Elements Recommended
221-0204 PODK Elements of Steel and Timber Structures Recommended
228-0230 ZSM Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics Recommended
228-0232 PP Elasticity and plasticity Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.