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Bridge Hydraulics - Software

The software available at this site is in the public domain and is available for downloading as zipped files or self-extracting zipped files. This software may be copied and used without restriction.

By downloading the software, the user accepts responsibility for understanding the following conditions and limitations, and agrees to them:

  • The FHWA does not provide user assistance or support for this software.
  • The application of this software is the responsibility of the user. It is imperative that the responsible engineer understands the potential accuracy limitations of the program results, independently cross checks those results with other methods, and examines the reasonableness of the results with engineering knowledge and experience.
  • There are no expressed or implied warranties.

Click on the software title to go to the software description and download area. Some manuals are in electronic format and available for downloading from this web site or the ISDDC web site.

The FHWA software and related publications listed below are available from McTrans or PC-TRANS. Links to software produced by others are provided below.

All Hydraulics Software

FHWA Hydraulics Engineering Software
Software Title Year
FESWMS FESWMS (Version 3.1.5) 2003
FESWMS FESWMS User's Manual - contact Scott Hogan 2003
Hydraulics Software by Others
Software Title Year
SMS Surface-Water Modeling System (SMS) 2001


All Hydraulics Software

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Updated: 01/23/2014

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