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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 fall 2020 version applies to new design projects as of Dec. 1, 2020.

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

It supplements the Contract Plans Manual. Where these manuals are in conflict, the BCM will take precedence.

Previous Version

May 2019 Edition.

Bridge Design Manual

The fall 2020 version applies to new design projects as of Dec. 1, 2020.

Full Manual, 9.13 MB

Proposed BDM Updates

Submit any suggested updates for future revisions of the BDM to Rebecca Burrow.

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
Phone: 503-986-4200

Program Contacts

General - Rebecca Burrow
Steel - Alex Lim
Concrete - Tanarat Potisuk
Seismic - Albert Nako
Geotechnical - Susan Ortiz
Drafting - Sandra Gish

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