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Bridge Design/Drafting Manual


2013 Bridge Design & Drafting Manual (BDDM), updated October, 2013 (Adobe .PDF)

Table of Contents has been moved to each individual sections

Introduction

Section 1 - Design & Detailing Practices
Section 2 - Drafting Practices
Section 3 - Processes and Layout


Subject Index

BDDM Update October 2013- Crosswalk

Bridge General Notes, (word file on ODOT FTP site)

BDDM Design Deviation Form, (word file on ODOT FTP site)


BDDM Revision Request Form, (word file on ODOT FTP site) 

Link to Past BDDM Summaries of Changes, Sections, and Distribution Letters

  
 
 

Related Materials: 

 
 
Example Drawings  (FTP site of DGN bridge drawing examples for drafting different types of bridges)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletin Status- April 24, 2007

Rescinded 11/14/06- Technical Bulletin BR 2005-01- Applicable AASHTO Bridge Design Specification for Permanent and Temporary Bridges. July 27, 2005

Rescinded 11/14/06- Technical Bulletin BR06-01(B)- Bridge Document Standards and Process. April 12, 2006

 
Bridge Pract. & Proced. Manual

This manual is adapted from the non-technical portions of the previous ODOT Bridge Office Practice Manual, September 2003. It primarily addresses internal office practices and procedures.


Bridge Practices and Procedures Manual (BPPM), (this link goes to the ODOT ftp site) For ODOT Employees: internal links will only work after you have saved the pdf file to your local hard drive; internal links will NOTwork for Non-ODOT employees, please refer to disclaimer in introduction section of manual for more details.

 
Bridge Office Practice Manual

This manual is the predecessor to the current BDDM and BPPM. It is still referenced by portions of the BDDM and is also available for archive reference.


Bridge Office Practices Manual

 
Software Tools for Design

Files on ODOT FTP Server...

Deck Design Mathcad Program

Accelerated Bridge Construction files (Note: .net.framework is needed on computer to run program...

ABC Decision Making Program

 


 
 
 
Bridge Scour Plans
 
For the local and state Bridge Scour Plans, ODOT FTP Server.

 


 
Standard Bridge Drawings
 
Standard Bridge Drawings are published on the ODOT Specifications Unit web pages and an Index of printable and downloadable Standard Drawings with a direct link for each drawing.

Bridge Engineering Standard Drawing Series:
File format
The Bridge Standard Drawings and Bridge Standard Details are provided in the Acrobat Portable Document Format (.PDF) and MicroStation (. DGN) format. PDF's require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing and printing.  (Adobe Acrobat Reader web site).  DGN's require MicroStation software to open.
 
Opening and Saving files
Generally bridge drawings are large files (mostly in the 200 KB to 800 KB range) that may take a long time to open via a modem.  If you encounter a blank white page, try clicking the Refresh or Reload button.  Drawing files that are opened for viewing or printing by Acrobat Reader can be saved using File, Save As... from the menu.   Occasionally error messages appear when opening a drawing file.  You should be able to click on OK and ignore them.
 
Printing
You can print a drawing directly from Acrobat Reader without saving the file.  If you have 11x17 printing capability, in the "Print" dialog, click the Properties or Setup button... and choose Paper Size as 11x17 and Orientation as Landscape.   For 8-1/2x11 printing (usually the default), in the "Print" dialog it is necessary to check the Shrink to Fit box (Acrobat version 3) or the Fit to Pagebox (Acrobat version 4 or higher).

 
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ODOT Specifications
 
General ODOT Specifications web site - has links to all specifications pages.

Specific bridge-related specifications -

                                                                     

 

 
ODOT Research Reports
 
PDF files of recent ODOT Research Reports are available from ODOT's Transportation Development Branch Research Unit: ODOT Research Reports (.PDF)

 
FHWA Memos

Bridge Debris March 7, 2006

 
ODOT Bridge Guidelines Misc.

Guide to Electronic Shop Drawings Submittal