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    Oregon has a rich collection of historic bridges.  These treasures often become part of the identity of the surrounding community and indeed the State.  Included are those bridges that were built by Conde B. McCullough who was the State Bridge Engineer from 1919 to 1937.  He brought a sophistication to Oregon’s bridges that incorporated engineering efficiency tempered with economic practicality and polished with aesthetic appeal.  McCullough, Oregon’s Master Bridge Builder, was considered one of the top ten bridge engineers in the world and is responsible for those magnificent bridges up and down the Oregon Coast.
Technical Services Highlights Latest News
Read the welcome message from Tom Lauer, P.E., Technical Services Manager/Chief Engineer.

Web Site Changes

This web site is currently undergoing a significant reorganization.  We are removing outdated and unused information to provide essential content. We are also moving away from an organizational structure to a more topical based navigation system to improve the ability to find needed information without understanding our organization. Over the next few weeks, some links may not function as we delete and redirect pages.  We will make these changes as seamless as possible, but some broken links may still occur. Please report all errors using the “Web Site Feedback” link at the bottom of each page. Thank you for your patience.

Internal ePlans and eBids

Electronic plans and specifications are now available to ODOT employees. Use the link below to access this internal web site.
Practical Design in Oregon
Practical Design in Oregon will be used to take a systematic approach to deliver the broadest benefits to the transportation system, within existing resources, by establishing appropriate project scopes and design guidelines, to deliver specific results. For more information, use the link below.


OTC Adopts Temporary Rules for Senate Bill 408
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) adopted temporary administrative rules for Senate Bill 408 at its December 2013 meeting.  SB 408 is latest highway access management legislation passed during the 2013 Legislative Assembly.  SB 408 and the temporary rules take effect on January 1, 2014.  ODOT is currently in the process of developing permanent administrative rules to replace the temporary rules.  Permanent administrative rules must be adopted by the OTC no later than June 30, 2014 to replace temporary rules.

New Business Express Web Site

Business Express is the state of Oregon's new portal for business related services and information such as licensing and tax information, contracting opportunities and more.
New Professional of Record Guidance
This page provides information about the requirements for Professional of Record's (POR) to seal their work products. The requirements apply to work performed for the Department by licensed engineers, land surveyors, geologists, landscape architects, and photogrammetrists under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). Use the link in the left navigation bar or the link below to visit this page.
Consultant Subscription Email List
Consultants can now subscribe to the "ODOT Info - A & E Consultants" email list to receive general ODOT project delivery related information, such as significant changes to policies or procedures and training opportunities. The goal is to help improve ODOT's communication with consultants and to do so consistently and efficiently.

Consultants can use the subscription link below to start a subscription, modify current subscription options, or unsubscribe. If you have qustions or suggestions or if ODOT staff wants to use this service to send project delivery related information to consultants, please use the contact link below.