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Guidance Material

This page provides a wide range of guidance material to help customers do business with the Oregon Department of Transportation Bridge Unit. A list is of useful resources is also available on this page.
Click on the topic titles below to see detailed information and links.

Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction

2015 Standard Specifications - For use on projects with a PS&E date of Jan. 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2017.

2018 Standard Specifications - For use on projects with a PS&E of Dec. 1, 2017 or later.

Structure Naming Rules

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

Structure Numbering Rules

Provides details and discussion on ODOT Bridge Section numbering guidelines.

​The ABC Decision Making Program contains Accelerated Bridge Construction files. Install .net.framework on your computer to open the files.

Standard Bridge Rail Calculations (Mathcad)

Summary of ODOT Standard Rail Capacities

Summary of ODOT Standard Rail Weights

Bridge Inspection Data (PONTIS)

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's Bridge Log provides the following data for each structure:

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

"On" or "Off" System List

Identifies existing structures, by Bridge ID number, as on or off the state highway system.

Bridge Emergency Response Presentation

​Research papers are available from ODOT's Research Unit.

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