BridgeSight News

BridgeSight Signs Contract With Texas DOT for PGSuper Modifications

May 1, 2006 - BridgeSight Software signs contract with the Texas Department of Transporation Bridge Division to customize the open source girder design program PGSuper to fit TxDOT's needs for their LRFD implementation.

When finished, TxDOT will have a girder design program that is tailored to meet their needs at a fraction of the cost to develop software from scratch.
PGSuper is owned and developed by the Washington Department of Transporation, but its open source license allows others to modify and distribute the program freely. For more information about PGSuper, go WSDOT's software home page at:

Washington DOT Releases PGSuper 1.5

October 1, 2004 - PGSuper version 1.5 is released. After several minor releases, Rick Brice at WSDOT and Richard Pickings at BridgeSight Software have combined forces to deliver a major upgrade to PGSuper.
PGSuper is an MFC-based, Windows program for the design of precast girder bridges based on the AASHTO LRFD Specifications.PGSuper has a highly interactive graphical user interface that is designed for use in a production-engineering environment. Since its implementation, Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have reduced the time to design a bridge superstructure from ten days using previous methods to under five hours with PGSuper. This mature program is currently in its second major release with current development toward Version 2.0, which will include major features such as whole-bridge modeling, non-composite sections, and debonding..
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BridgeSight Signs Contract With PennDOT for PAPIER Maintenance

July 1, 2001 - BridgeSight Software signs a multi-year contract with the Pensylvania Department of Transportation to perform software maintainance and updates on the PAPIER program.

PaPier is a large-scale FORTRAN program that implements the AASHTO LFD or LRFD Specifications for the analysis of concrete bridge substructures. . PAPIER is highly configurable and incorporates many features such as support for the AASHTO LFD and LRFD specifications as well as METRIC and SI units. PAPIER has the most thorough implementation of LFD/LRFD loading undertaken in a bridge design program.