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Bridge Engineering

An accessibility evaluation of bridge sidewalks is required when:
  • A bridge is constructed;
  • A sidewalk is added to an existing bridge; or
  • The scope of work is classified as an "alteration."
Required ADA upgrades may be triggered by bridge rehabilitation and maintenance projects. See BDM Chapter 1, Section 16 for additional information.

Technical Requirements

The following documents explain requirements related to bridge sidewalk and curb ramp elements.

  • Bridge Design Manual
    • BDM Chapter 1, Section 16 - ADA Compliance for Bridge Work
    • BDM Appendix A - ADA Design of Bridge Curb Ramps
    • BDM Appendix B - ADA Bridge Work Examples

Contact the ADA Engineering Team

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-3749

Program Contacts

Phone: 503-400-4256

Pam Johnson, PE
Phone: 503-354-7213