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Guidance Material


Standard Specifications

Refer to the PS&E date for which specifications version your project requires.

Structure Naming Rules - Provides details and examples for naming various structures including bridges, retaining walls, large culverts and other major structures.

Bridge Numbering Rules - Provides details and discussion on ODOT Bridge Section numbering guidelines.

The following links go to an FTP server. You will need to copy and paste the links into file explorer on your computer or install an FTP client in order to access them. 

ABC Decision Making Program

You will need to install .net.framework on your computer to open these files.

Accelerated Bridge Construction Files

Standard Bridge Rail Calculations (Mathcad): 

Main File Directory
 Other Resources (FTP not required)

Bridge Inspection Data (BrM) - Available through ODOT's Transportation Application website; password required.

Bridge Data System User Guide

The Bridge Data System provides ODOT drafters, engineers and consultants a means of tracking and viewing all work related to projects. It also provides a means of obtaining structure and drawing numbers for new work.

ODOT Bridge Log - Lists the following data for each structure:

  • Location by highway number and milepost,
  • Name and number of structure,
  • Description of type of structure,
  • Span lengths,
  • Vertical and horizontal clearances,
  • Design loading, and
  • Year built and year modified.

Program Funding is a list of approach work associated with bridges depending if the bridge is "On" or "Off" system.
Latest "On" or "Off" system 

Bridge Emergency Response Presentation (Level 1)
PowerPoint Presentation

Additional Resources

Bridge Condition Report & Tunnel Data

Bridge Scour Plans

Bridge Cost Data

N. Portland & Harbor Br. Options

Seismic Vulnerability of Bridges

Inspection Data (BrM)

Bridge Needs Study Vol 1 & 2

Bridge Safety Action Plan Poster

Transportation Applications

BRM Reports

Contact the Bridge Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS4
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-4200