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Proposed BDDM Changes for October, 2013

Letter from State Bridge Engineer, Bruce V. Johnson 

Introduction Updated

Table of Content Updated


Section_1 Completely updated Section 1 in the Bridge Design and Drafting Manual Live Loads:Structure Repair and/or Strengthening – Clarify vehicles and load factors to use for strengthening designs CAD Files: Drawings Start to Finish – Clarify where to obtain structure, drawing, and calculation book numbers. Clarify As-Constructed procedures. CAD Files: What Bridge Headquarters Needs at Completion of a Design Project – Distinguish needs between State Highway bridges vs. Local or other State owned bridges. CAD Files:Microstation Models – Change procedure to take advantage of a change in Microstation regarding use of Annotation Scale.

2.1.5 Menus – Archive old menus due to going to version XX of Microstation.

2.3.1 Drawing Identification Tag – Delete 2.3.1 in its entirety. No longer needed due to going to version XX of Microstation.

2.4.2 Title Block – Clarify when Structure and Drawing numbers are required.

2.7.6 Deck Plan – Add “Bridge ID Marker” to list of items to show on deck plan sheet. As-Constructed Drawings– Clarify naming convention for tif files.


Section_3 New Section 3 in the Bridge Design and Drafting Manual


Update Summary

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