Bridge Standards & Manuals
|Bridge Design/Drafting Manual|
2004 Bridge Design & Drafting Manual (BDDM), updated December, 2012 (Adobe .PDF)
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Design & Detailing Practices
Section 2 - Drafting Practices
Bridge General Notes, (word file on ODOT FTP site)
BDDM Design Deviation Form, (word file on ODOT FTP site)
Bridge Design Checklist, (Excel file on ODOT FTP site)
ODOT Seismic Data Sheet, (Excel file on ODOT FTP site)
ODOT_Design_Response_Spectrum_Program, (Access file on ODOT FTP site)
2004 ODOT Seismic Design Maps:
500-YEAR Peak Ground Acceleration
500-YEAR 0.2 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
500-YEAR 1 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
1000-YEAR Peak Ground Acceleration
1000-YEAR 0.2 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
1000-YEAR 1 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
2500-YEAR Peak Ground Acceleration
2500-YEAR 0.2 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
2500-YEAR 1 SEC. Spectral Acceleration
Seismic Design Examples:
3 span bridge
4 span bridge
Past BDDM Summaries of Changes
through December 2012.
through August 2012.
through November 2011.
through April 2011.
through April 2010.
through November 2009.
through April 2009.
through April 2008.
through November 2007.
through April 2007.
through October 2006.
through April 2006.
through November 2005.
through April 2005.
Past BDDM Sections
Section 1, August 2012
Section 2, August 2012
Section 1, November 2011
Section 1, April 2011
Section 2, April 2011
Section 1, April 2010
Section 2, April 2010
Section 1, October 2009
Section 2, October 2009
Section 1, April 2009
Section 2, April 2009
Section 1, April 2008
Section 2, April 2008
Section 1, October 2007
Section 2, October 2007
Section 1, April 2007
Section 2, April 2007
Section 1, October 2006
Section 2, October 2006
Section 1, April 2006
Section 2, April 2006
Section 1, November 2005
Section 2, November 2005
Section 1, April 2005
Section 2, April 2005
Distribution Letters from the State Bridge Engineer.
December 31, 2012 (current)
September 4, 2012
January 30, 2012
July 1, 2011
June 21, 2010
December 02, 2009
April 22, 2009
April 23, 2008
November 14, 2007
April 18, 2007
November 14, 2006
June 5, 2006
November 17, 2005
April 28, 2005
October 19, 2004 (original)
ODOT Geotechnical Design Manual Website
Recommended Guidelines for Liquefaction Evaluations Using Ground Motions from Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses.
ODOT Research Report SPR 361 "Assessment & Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards to Bridge Approach Embankments in Oregon" (Table of Contents has navigation links).
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
Load Ratings are performed to protect both the safety of traffic and the significant investment in the state’s bridge infrastructure. Knowledge of the capacity of each bridge to carry loads is critical for each function. A Load Rating that reflects the current condition of each bridge provides a valuable tool that is used in identifying the need for load posting or bridge strengthening and in making overweight-vehicle permit decisions. Load Ratings are also used in the bridge management system to prioritize bridge repairs and replacements.
ODOT Bridge Section has implemented the Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) method, based on the 2011 AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation (MBE). This method is referred to as the Tier-2 Load Rating Procedures. LRFR is a statistically-based, more accurate and defensible load rating than the previous method, now referred to as the Tier-1 Load Rating Procedures.
The applicability of the Tier-2 Load Rating Procedures is determined by the availability of calibrated Liveload Factors and the ongoing development of procedures for specific structure types.
1. Refer to this Load Rating Procedure Flowchart to determine which method is appropriate for a specific structure.
2. Then choose the appropriate link below to access resources on the ODOT FTP Server for the applicable Load Rating Procedures:
Resources for Tier-2 Load Rating Procedures
Resources for Tier-1 Load Rating Procedures
|Bridge Data System User Guide|
For those who have access to the BDS, this is the Bridge Data System User Guide, February 2005 (Table of Contents has navigation links).
|ODOT Bridge Log|
ODOT Bridge Log (Adobe .PDF) list of all state-owned bridges by highway and milepost -
Latest ODOT Bridge Log (Adobe .PDF) (warning - this is a very large file which may load quite slowly)
Tips for use: Once the .PDF file is open, you can jump directly to browse a particular highway by clicking on the appropriate Bookmark on the left side. You can also navigate to a particular highway using links on the Primary and Secondary Highway tables near the beginning of the Bridge Log. These tables relate the highway numbers used in the Bridge Log (which are internal ODOT maintenance numbers) to highway names and the signed route numbers familiar to the public.
In Internet Explorer, if the Favorites or History panel is open on the left side, close this panel to see a bigger and more readable Bridge Log page. To locate the entry for a particular bridge, use Acrobat's "Find" button (binoculars) and enter the desired bridge number or name (or any other useful text string) and click "Find". Because many bridges appear on more than one highway, it may be necessary to click the "Find Again" button (binoculars with curved arrow) to find the main description for that bridge (the "On" record). Warning: Searches may be very slow!
Program Funding, a list of approach work associated with bridges depending if the bridge is "On" or "Off" system
Latest "On" or "Off" system (Adobe .PDF)