Importing a bridge description into the AASHTOWare Bridge database can be accomplished from the Bridge Explorer. Only AASHTOWare Bridge XML Data file exported from an AASHTOWare Bridge database with the same or older versions can be imported.
Using the Bridge Explorer to import a bridge description:
1. To import a bridge description into the AASHTOWare Bridge database, open the Bridge Explorer and select File/Import.
2. The Import Bridge dialog will appear. Select the XML file to be imported and click the Open button.
3. A new Bridge Workspace is created and the data is imported. To save the imported data to the database select File/Save.