Design memorandum are issued as interim updates to the Bridge Design Manual. Active design memorandums supersede the Bridge Design Manual contents and are currently enforced.
- There are currently no design memorandums related to this topic
Related manual chapters
Chapter 1 - General Information (PDF 1.0MB) provides background, organizational information, roles and responsibilities and quality control procedures.
Chapter 2 - Preliminary Design (PDF 3.6MB) provides guidance and criteria for developing preliminary designs and plans.
Bridge Design Manual
Complete Bridge design guidance is found in the Bridge Design Manual (M 23-50).
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Bridge design drawings
2-B-1 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Replacement - Primary Bridge (PDF 196KB) (DWG 101KB)
2-B-2 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Replacement - Detour Bridge (PDF 142KB) (DWG 79KB)
2-B-3 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Replacement - Typical Sections (PDF 74KB) (DWG 60KB)
2-B-4 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Widening (PDF 335KB) (DWG 143KB)
2-B-5 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Widening - Typical Sections (PDF 72KB) (DWG 61KB)
2-B-6 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Widening - Alignment Profiles & Super elevation Diagram (PDF 58KB) (DWG 38KB)
2-B-7 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge with Staging (PDF 221KB) (DWG 149KB)
2-B-8 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge with Staging - Typical Sections (PDF 79KB) (DWG 63KB)
2-B-9 Preliminary Plan Example - Bridge Replacement - Elevation Tables (PDF 65KB) (DWG 51KB)
2.3-A1-1 Bridge Stage Construction Comparison (PDF 36KB) (DWG 34KB)
2.3-A2-1 Bridge Redundancy Criteria (PDF 76KB) (DWG 48KB)
2.7-A1-1 Superstructure Elements (PDF 64KB) (DWG 51KB)
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