PGSuper Professional

PGSuper ProfessionalTM is a proprietary software product of BridgeSight Inc., South Lake Tahoe, California. The software models simple and continuous span conventional pre-tensioned precast/prestressed bridge girder structures. It designs, performs specification checks, and load rates in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation for LRFR Load Ratings, and DOT agency-specific criteria.

AASHTO Member Departments and Associate Members wishing to use PGSuper Professional must license the software from AASHTO and abide by the terms and conditions granted by this license agreement, which is incorporated by reference into the AASHTO licensing agreement(s). A copy of the AASHTO-BridgeSight agreement will be provided to any requesting member or associate member agency.

About the Software

PGSuper Professional adds over a dozen enhancements to the basic PGSuper software including the ability to translate bridge models from PGSuper to the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating database. Other powerful features include: the Girder Design DashboardTM, 3D model visualization, enhanced reporting, enhanced library management, data exchange with Microsoft Excel, DXF, LandXML, and ViaThor’s VBent substructure design software. PGSuper Professional also adds exclusive section types including the PCI NorthEast NEXT Beam, all CalTrans standard sections, Colorado DOT standard Sections, Oregon DOT standard Sections, Florida I Beam, square-voided slab, and the Illinois IL Girder. Also, for ease of use, PGSuper Professional includes access to cloudbased configurations for a growing number of DOTs.

Compatibility with AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating

The BridgeSight PGSuper Professional AASHTO Bridge Data Exporter translates a detailed precast, pretensioned girder bridge superstructure model from PGSuper to the AASHTO Bridge database in seconds. Translated data includes the bridge geometry and framing information, concrete, reinforcing and prestressing materials, LRFD resistance factors, load case descriptions, dead and live loads, sidewalk definitions, allowable stress limits, prestress losses, live load distribution factors, and much more. After translation, bridges can be checked and load rated by AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating to provide a secondary method of calculation for verification as is recommended by Section 4.4 in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

Data translation is performed through the AASHTOWare Bridge products API, which is considered to be the safe, preferred method to write data into AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating. BridgeSight products are compatible with BrDR 7.1 but will no longer work with the legacy versions of the software. Contact BridgeSight for additional information.


The Single Site license provides unlimited installations of PGSuper Professional for an entire office located at a single physical address. The following options are available for this license based on the number of support contacts required:

  • Option 1: 1-3 support contacts
  • Option 2: 5 support contacts
  • Option 3: 6 or more support contacts

This license includes both installation support and application support.

Description: A Single User license allows one designated individual to use PGSuper Professional on up to two computers (typically, one desktop and one laptop computer). This person may also utilize support services and is entitled to product updates over the license duration.