221-0934 – Constructions of Bridge Structures (VMK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structures
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Antonín Lokaj, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
221-0934/01 2005/2006 5
221-0934/02 2010/2011 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


1. Introduction to bridge engineering, bridge terminology, basic division of bridges, main parts of bridges. 2. Structural design of bridges - principles. Bridge spatial arrangement. 3. Action on structures – Traffic loads on bridges according to EN 1991-2. 4. Pavement on bridges. Drainage systems on bridges. Bridge accessories and attachments, security devices. 5. Bridge fasteners. Bridge cross-over structures. 6. Bearings. 7. Bridge substructures – abutments, piers, pylons, wing walls. 8. Culverts. 9. Ultimate and serviceability limit states of the bridge structures. Basic principles on design of steel and concrete structures. 10. Reinforced concrete slab bridges – principles on design. 11. Reinforced concrete beam bridges – principles on design. 12. Reinforced concrete frame bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges – principles on design. 13. Steel and composite steel-concrete bridge decks – principles on design. 14. Steel and composite steel-concrete beam bridges – principles on design

Compulsory literature:

1. EN 1990: Eurocode: Basis of structural design, 2002 2. EN 1991: Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 2: Traffic loads on bridges, 2003 3. EN 1992-2: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 2: Design of bridges 4. EN 1993-2: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 2: Design of bridges 5. Sanpaolesi, L., Croce, P.: Design of bridges, Handbook 4, Leonardo da Vinci pilot project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Pisa, 2005

Recommended literature:

1. Pechal, A.: Bridges. Ing. Antonín Pechal, CSc. Publishing, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009, ISBN 978-80-254-5279-0. 2. Troyano L.F.: Bridge Engineering a Global Perspektive. University Press, Cambridge, 2003 3. Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan: Bridge Engeneering Handbook, CRC Press, 1999 4. EN 1992-1-1: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, 2004 5. EN 1993-1-1: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings 2005


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
221-0059 PBK-Bc. Concrete Structures Elements Recommended
221-0926 ZSK Actions on Building Structures Recommended
221-0927 PODK Elements of Steel and Timber Structures Recommended
228-0201 SS Building statics Compulsory
228-0204 PP Elasticity and Plasticity Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.