Announcing BridgeLink Professional 7.0

July 12, 2022 - BridgeSight Inc
Announcing BridgeLink Professional Version 7.0, PGSuper Professional 7.0 and PGSplice Professional 7.0. This new release provides many new features and improvements to both PGSuper and PGSplice.


Updates in PGSuper 7.0

  • Added support for Grade 300 strand
  • Added Moment Capacity Details Report to show full details of strain compatibility analysis
  • Added autosave and recovery features
  • Added ability to export data from graphs into Excel or CSV text file
  • Added load rating results to TxDOT Summary Report and CAD Export file
  • Added new user interface elements that make input and management of connection data easier
  • Added feature to model different size harped and straight strands (e.g. 0.6" harped and 0.7" straight)
  • Added computation details of pier diaphragm dimensions when the Compute option is used in the Pier dialog
  • Added feature to model eccentric loads due to overhang brackets in stability analysis
  • Added more testing of creep coefficients to test suite
  • Added check for strand elongation greater than 3.5% per ASTM A416 to moment capacity analysis
  • Load ratings can now be performed for a single girder, a collection of girders, or a girderline
  • Documentation can be displayed in the default web browser at the user's option
  • Improved efficiency of strain compatibility moment capacity analysis by using a properties-only generic shape for reinforcement instead of an area-equivalent rectangle
  • Improved alignment, profile, and section modeling with alignment name and offset profile grade line
  • Improved reporting of calculation of required area of steel for the higher tension stress limit for LRFD C5.
  • Fixed problem with shear design resulting in f'ci greater than f'c
  • Fixed problem with consistently determining quantity of deck reinforcement due to rounding issues when reinforcement is modeled with bar size and spacing
  • Updated evaluation of LRFD as a Service I check which always includes elastic gains
  • Fixed curing method and maturity for girder concrete creep coefficient for loads applied at deck casting
  • Fixed splitting direction to horizontal for slabs
  • Fixed f'c used to compute kf and ktd parameters for AASHTO LRFD creep and shrinkage equations
  • Fixed problem computing maturity of concrete for creep coefficients for AASHTO LRFD specifications before 2005
  • Fixed problem retaining dynamic load allowance (impact) parameters for Emergency vehicle ratings
  • Fixed problem with incorrect camber being used for hauling stability analysis with unequal overhangs
  • Fixed problem with window positions being restored outside the visable area of monitors after a monitor configuration change
  • Fixed problem with girder spacing when using multiple types of adjacent slab beams
  • Fixed problem with slab cantilever length threshold for computing I-Beam live load distribution factors per the TxDOT BDM
  • Updated consistency of precision of output values
  • Fixed problem with alignment geometry when long spirals in a curve-spiral-spiral-curve configuration is modeled
  • Fixed problem with context menus not working in reports contained in dialog windows
  • Fixed problem using the total strand area when computing elastic shortening loss at sections where strands are debonded
  • Fixed computation of transfer length adjustment factor
  • Fixed problem with bearing seat elevations
  • Fixed problem reporting required concrete strength to satisfy a specification check
  • Fixed problem using f'ci instead of f'c in concrete strength correction factor, kf, for AASHTO LRFD 2005 though 2014
  • Fixed problem with internal numbering of stirrup zones after shear design
  • Fixed problem with abnormal program termination when using debonding with strands defined by row
  • Fixed problem with garbled text in boundary condition warning message after deleting a span
  • Changed girder self-weight used in stability analysis so it is always based on gross area
  • Updated stability analysis to accurately account for unequal overhangs
  • Fixed calculation of center of gravity of girder with unequal overhangs


Updates in PGSplice 7.0

  • Added new BridgeSight PGSplice Girder Design Dashboard
  • Added user defined load reactions for temporary supports in reports
  • Fixed problem omitting temporary supports in Girder View
  • Fixed problem with slab offset data being altered after adding a temporary support
  • Fixed problem updating input data when a duct library entry is renamed to resolve a library entry conflict
  • Added reporting of post-tensioning input data in Details Report
  • Added footnote to Girder Bearing Reactions table for spliced girders that explains reactions are for segments just after setting and the Girder Reactions are for reactions after post-tensioning
  • Fixed Structural Analysis Error problem for certain combinations of segments, supports, and strongbacks
  • Title of Timestep Details report is now dynamically generated to reflect the report contents
  • Improved guidance message when intermeidate diaphragm loads are applied after deck casting
  • Added effect of incremental dead load moment for lifting and hauling to time-step creep analysis
  • Fixed unit conversion error with input of Pjack for plant installed tendons
  • Fixed calculation of anchor set losses for plant installed tendons jacked from the right end of the segment
  • Fixed f'c at time of loading used to compute kf and ktd parameters for AASHTO LRFD creep and shrinkage equations for time-step analysis
  • Fixed abnormal program termination for segments in different groups cast in other than the first interval

We recommend existing PGSplice users to update their software as soon as possible

More information about BridgeLink Professional can be found at:

BridgeSight is very proud and excited about this new release and we encourage current customers to upgrade as soon as they get a chance. Those of you who have not tried BridgeLink Professional for a while, we recommend that you take a test drive. 30 day trial information can be found at: