As their final project, students in Rachel Sangree’s bridge engineering class were tasked with a real-life dilemma – redesign an ailing pedestrian bridge on the property of the JHU Evergreen Museum.
Earlier in the semester, students visited the museum to meet with their ‘client’ and to view the bridge, take measurements, and experience the surrounding area. They then returned to the classroom and presented their designs to members of the Evergreen Museum team on December 14th.
This bridge engineering class explores bridge design and analysis by studying local bridges of various forms, materials, and load demands. Topics include an overview of the history of bridge engineering, an introduction to the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, analysis techniques and load ratings, bridge details, and substructure design.