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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 2022 version applies to new design projects as of Nov. 1, 2022.

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

October 2020 Edition

Bridge Design Manual

The 2022 version applies to new design projects as of January 1st, 2023

Full Manual, 24 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 Rebecca Burrow.

Previous Versions

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