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Free to Try - the full install can be downloaded - click the Downloads link on the left

User Interface


  • design to AASHTO or CHBDC
  • user interface is a Microsoft Visual Basic tabbed dialog with 7 tabs including File, Properties, Loads(2), Geometry, Design and Print
  • the dialog is filled from the Workbook opened using the Required BRIDGwall Workbook: Load button
  • 2 Example workbooks are provided on the Downloads page:
    • BRIDGabutment Example.xls
    • BRIDGretainingwall Example.xls
  • the user interface is adjusted depending on which type of workbook is loaded
  • the default path of file may be saved to simplify loading of files in the future


  • used to specify properties and parameters of founding material and backfill material


Loads 1

  • used to input surcharge loading for BRIDGabutment and BRIDGretainingwall
  • ‘Additional Loads’ for analysis of abutments


Loads 2

  • used to input load factors
  • automatically populates default values depending on CHBDC or AASHTO code selected



  • used to input the dimensions of the wall structure
  • section diagram of the wall structure to assist in verifying input values
  • automatically finds the minimum width of footing components by selecting to ‘Optimize’



  • used to input design values into the rebar and pile design tools included



  • simplified printing of Excel worksheets with project information included in preformatted header and footer




  • conformance with the CHBDC and AASHTO Bridge Codes
  • design of cantilevered retaining and abutment walls, and gravity walls
  • maximum and minimum combinations automatically calculated
  • geotechnical, stability and structural design forces included
  • rebar and deep pile foundation tool provided
  • simple and minimal tabular input
  • print tab makes printing worksheets simple
  • print results are as they appear on the worksheets
  • output is very clearly defined
  • output is in Microsoft Excel, making it very accessible for viewing and distribution


User Interface
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  • licenses (Single PC or Site) are issued to Companies. All computers must be registered to run the application with full functionality. When BRIDGwall is run on an unregistered computer, the user will able to register by associating their computer with the Company license using a validation email.
  • a license may be viewed or upgraded using our support page.
  • a license may be purchased using our order page.
  • until registered, the application will run in Demo mode (reduced functionality).
  • special licensing arrangements (site licensing changes, adding 1 additional computer registration, etc.) are available on request (705-446-9694)
  • a 30 day money back guarantee from date of program activation is applicable for first time buyers
  • GST/HST (GST Reg. No.: 836526764) will be applied to all purchases
  • Free to Try - download the BRIDGwall Install and the User Manual (some advanced functionality disabled until licensed and registered)