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Design & Drafting Manuals

The Oregon Department of Transportation's Bridge Design Manual and Bridge CAD Manual are the primary reference documents for the Bridge Section.

Additional manuals related to Bridge Section operations are available from the Bridge Manual Directory.

Bridge CAD Manual

The spring 2024 version applies to new design projects as of August 1, 2024.

Bridge CAD Manual

This manual provides direction about the use of drawing standards for bridge plan sheets.

It supplements the ODOT CAD Manual. Where these manuals conflict, the BCM takes precedence.

Previous Version

Fall 2023 Edition

Bridge Design Manual

The 2024 version applies to new design projects as of January 1, 2024

Full Manual, 20 MB

Distribution Letter

Section 1 - Design Standards & Guidance 

Section 2 - Processes & Roles


General Notes

Format Guide

Proposed BDM Updates

Submit any suggested updates for future revisions of the BDM to Emily Clyburn.

Previous Versions

The following table includes the last four versions of the Bridge Design Manual. Additional versions are available upon request.

Contact the Bridge Engineering Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 4
Salem, Oregon 97302

Program Contacts

Emily Clyburn
Bridge Design Manual Standards Engineer

Alex Lim
Steel Bridge Standards Engineer

Tanarat Potisuk
Concrete Bridge Standards Engineer

Albert Nako
Seismic Bridge Standards Engineer

Tom Grummon
Geotechnical Bridge Standards Engineer

Sandra Gish
Bridge Drafting Standards Specialist

Wesley Nickerman
Bridge Hydraulics Standards Engineer

Discipline-specific Contacts

Technical Resource List

Bridge Specialists List