212.461 Bridge Construction
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to create technically consistent initial designs of typical cross-sections for railway, road, or pedestrian bridges. Students can understand the flux of forces for load transfer. Furthermore, they are able to develop mounting concepts using essential assembly techniques (crane erection, longitudinal shifting, transverse shifting, floating) or combinations thereof.


Subject of course

History of bridge costruction. Fundamentals concerning the planning, analysis, construction, aesthetics of bridges. Typical problems of bridge construction are illustrated considering planned and / or built structures. All current steel, concrete and composite bridge systems are discussed. Besides the spectacular great constructions, particular importance is given to small bridges: such bridges have their specific problems and easily can be encountered by young engineers both in a planning office and on site.

Teaching methods

Lectures on a selection of basics of bridge construction: design, fabrication, erection.

Lectures on the basics of the general project of a bridge situated on a traffic route.

Supply and discussion of papers containing references to the calculation of selected static problems.

Mode of examination


Additional information

A lecture on Concrete Bridges in English will be held in the summer term at the Department for Structural Concrete.

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwissenschaften (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):

Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau - Tragwerke (M2 TW)




Course dates

Tue10:00 - 14:0004.10.2022 - 24.01.2023Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Bridge Construction - Single appointments
Tue04.10.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue11.10.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue18.10.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue25.10.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue08.11.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue22.11.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue29.11.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue06.12.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue13.12.202210:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue10.01.202310:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue17.01.202310:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU
Tue24.01.202310:00 - 14:00Hörsaal 15 Brückenbau VU

Examination modalities

Written exam on the presented content of teaching.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue14:00 - 16:0004.02.2025HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written30.12.2024 08:00 - 27.01.2025 12:00TISSschriftliche Präsenz Prüfung Jänner/Februar
Thu14:00 - 16:0013.03.2025HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written05.02.2025 08:00 - 10.03.2025 12:00TISSschriftliche Präsenz Prüfung März
Tue14:00 - 16:0017.06.2025HS 14A Günther Feuerstein written20.05.2025 08:00 - 12.06.2025 12:00TISSschriftliche Präsenz Prüfung Juni

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 08:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


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Previous knowledge

1. Studienabschnitt Baustatik, Betonbau und Stahlbau