HEC-RAS Bridge Modeling

HEC-RAS can be used to model roadway crossings, which can consist of single or multiple bridge openings and culverts. This video tutorial details the steps necessary to model a single bridge opening for a roadway crossing. It describes the theory behind why HEC-RAS does specific things at roadway crossings so that the modeler understands the reasons data needs to be defined for HEC-RAS’ requirements. By the end of this video tutorial, the user should feel equipped to define and model bridge roadway crossings with HEC-RAS.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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