October 1, 2004

Alternate Route Project Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

On this day five years ago, WSDOT began sharing its software under the terms of an open source software license, and the Alternate Route Project was born. Today, after nearly 30,000 downloads, WSDOT is publishing updates for several of its bridge engineering programs and the announcement of a new software tool.

Updates are available for PGSuper, PGSplice, Barlist, BEToolbox, and Washington Bridge Foundation Libraries (WBFL). These are primarily maintenance updates with a couple of new features. Please read the installation information carefully before installing these programs.

WSDOT graciously expresses its gratitude to Mr. Phil Rabb, and his team of Oregon DOT engineers for contributing the RspBr2 program to the Alternate Route Project. RspBr2 is a fantastic plane frame bridge analysis program. The RspBr2 team included:

You can download all of this great software from WSDOT's web site at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/eesc/bridge. Once at the site, simply click on the "Engineering Software" link found on the left hand side of the site and select the programs you wish to download.

Copyright (c) 2004, Washington State Department of Transportation