ABLRFD Initial License and Update Fees

Last revised: December 10, 2019

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To analyze or design a bridge abutment or a wing wall or gravity wall in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Design Manual Part 4.  The program analyzes the substructure for stability and designs the stem and footing.  A spread footing, a footing on piles, a footing on caissons or a footing on pedestals may be analyzed or designed.  The geometry of the substructure conforms to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation design standards.


Stem and footing dimensions, pile geometry, soil data, material strength, design criteria and loading data.


Echo print of input values, stability analysis results such as the overturning moment, balancing moment, soil pressure, pile load, factors of safety etc., foundation design and stem reinforcement.

ABLRFD User's Manual

Note: An Evaluation (demonstration) version of this software is not available.

ABLRFD Version Released Fee Private Fee Gov/Edu Federal and StateTransportation Agencies
Initial 1.1 Jan-99 --- --- ---
Update 1.2 Jun-99 Free Free Free
Update 1.3 Mar-01 Free Free Free
Update 1.4 Oct-03 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Dec-04 Free Free Free
Update May-06 Free Free Free
Update Aug-06 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Jan-07 Free Free Free
Update May-07 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Apr-08 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Mar-09 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update May-10 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update May-11 $200.00 $50.00 Free
Update Aug-12 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Jun-13 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Mar-14 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Aug-14 Free Free Free
Update Jun-15 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Jun-16 $400.00 $50.00 Free
Update May-17 $500.00 $50.00 Free
Update Dec-19 $500.00 $50.00 Free
New License --- $1,500.00 $100.00 Free

Note: The update fees listed above are the fees required to update from the previous version.  Update fees are cumulative.  Include all update fees for intermediate releases if you are updating from an older version, however the update fee should not exceed that charged for a new license.

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