UT Bridge and UT Lift Software FAQ

Is it required to use UT Bridge and UT Lift?

Not currently, but TxDOT plans to require the use of these programs, or similar programs, in the next Specifications book (2014). These were developed specifically for girder erection analyses, so they may be easier to use than other commercial software systems. TxDOT Bridge Division will use this software when reviewing an erection plan submittal.

How many girders can be input in UT Bridge?

The complete bridge configuration must have three or more girders. The number of girders specified for each lift in the erection analysis cases can vary from one up to the total girders in the bridge. Refer to the User Guide, sections "Form 4 - Bridge Cross Section Information" and "Form 10 - Girder Erection Analysis."