The Most Comprehensive BrIM Solution for Civil Structures

Tekla Structures is an intelligent, parametric Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) solution for constructible designs of all bridge types, sizes and materials.

Engineering for Every Kind of Civil Structure

Everyone knows a bridge is, to put it technically, a structure designed to carry a road, rail, waterway, pipelines, pedestrians/cyclists or wild-life paths, across a road, railway, river or other obstacles such as valleys. But we know there’s much more that goes into a bridge than just its definition.

Our clients consistently tell us they’ve found Tekla Structures to be the best and most efficient Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) solution on the market. These high levels of satisfaction are because of the “model to build” approach, along with our collaborative tools and procedures. This true commitment to the essential needs of our clients means they’re able to deliver even the most complex designs, such as double-curved bridges.

With Tekla Structures you can deliver any type of civil structure:

  • Beam or Box Girder Bridges
  • Truss Bridges
  • Arch or Tied-Arch Bridges
  • Cantilever Bridges
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Cable-stayed Bridges
  • Underpasses or Box Culverts
  • Any other type of support or retaining wall

You can also create bridges constructed from any of the following materials:

  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Precast concrete
  • Timber

Parametric Modeling with High LOD 

Tekla Structures is the most powerful 3D parametric modeling environment available. Plus, its straightforward interface allows for easy automation of repetitive tasks and change updates. The result is a truly constructible 3D bridge model, fulfilling any LOD 300-400 requirement (read more about Level of Development).

You can be confident all your deliverables — including the model, all drawings and material lists — are consistent. And with our maintenance program, we’re always there to support you throughout your journey to become a Tekla bridge expert and exceed today’s clients BrIM requirements. 


Model to Build and Maintain

Tekla Structures gives you a full structural workflow solution, from geometry to rebar design or connection detailing, to steel fabrication or precast manufacturing, all the way to erection and planning of scaffolding, concrete formwork and pours onsite. And, should any revisions happen, the 3D model will be instantly updated. This way, the owner always has an as-built model to be registered and used for asset management.


With Tekla Structures You Can:

  • Import road alignment automatically
  • Define key sections easily
  • Detail rebar of any size efficiently
  • Update the model at any time
  • Add content from Tekla’s extensive library
  • Achieve accurate quantities and documentation
  • Prevent errors and waste onsite
  • Use the model for asset management


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