Webinar Series


Complex Bridge Load Rating

by Francesco Russo and Daniel Baxter
at Michael Baker International

Live Webinar Series


Webinar I :    Load Rating Workflow           Monday Nov 5th 3 - 4 pm EST

Webinar II :   Rating of Concrete Bridges  Monday Nov 19th 3 - 4 pm EST

Webinar III :  Rating of Steel Bridges          Monday Dec 3rd 3 - 4 pm EST




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Presentation Summary

Need help with routine and / or complex bridge load rating?

Michael Baker has helped owners nationwide develop load rating and overload permit evaluation tools for hundreds of complex bridges as well, just a few of which are shown in this graphic. Using no more than a spreadsheet on your end, but with powerful 3D FEA information in the background, overload permits for suspension, cable stay, arch, truss, rigid frame and other complex bridge types can be processed in less than a minute for many complex structures.


Load Rating Process



Bridge Types Covered



Special Notes

  1. This procedure is applicable to any structure type
  2. Users can define and load rate any vehicle of a standard width
  3. Influence line, capacity, and load data can be incorporated into a statewide automated permit approval system
  4. How to handle special cases - severe skew with support release, LFR rating, etc.


About the Speakers


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VP and Technical Director



Bridge Department Manager





Francesco and Daniel specialize in the analysis and design of complex bridges such as prestressed and post-tensioned concrete bridges, arch bridges, steel truss bridges, and curved steel girder bridges. Beyond serving their clients successfully, they are more than happy to share their experiences and works with the bridge engineering community by speaking at conferences, universities, webinars, and any possible engineering discussions.