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Bridge Design Manual LRFD

Description: This manual has been prepared to provide Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bridge design engineers with a guide to the design criteria, analysis methods, and detailing procedures for the preparation of highway bridge and structure construction plans, specifications, and estimates.

Individual Chapters

  • Publication Number: M 23-50
  • Last Modified: February, 2014
  • Version: M 23-50.13
  • Manual Managers: Scott Sargent, 360-705-7753, sargenw@wsdot.wa.gov
  • Originators: Bridge and Structures Office, Engineering and Regional Operations Division
  • # of Pages: 1,440
  • Subject:
  • Keywords: highway bridge and structure construction plans, specifications, estimates, design criteria, LFRD
  • Related Publications:
    Bridge List M 23-09

Bridge Design Manual Individual Chapters toptop

Contents (pdf 278 KB)
Foreword (pdf 96 KB)

Chapter 1 General Information (pdf 1.0 MB)
Chapter 2 Preliminary Design (pdf 3.6 MB)
Chapter 3 Loads (pdf 906 KB)
Chapter 4 Seismic Design and Retrofit (pdf 4.7 MB) 
Chapter 5 Concrete Structures (pdf 18.2 MB)
Chapter 6 Structural Steel (pdf 2.2 MB)
Chapter 7 Substructure Design (pdf 2.4 MB)
Chapter 8 Walls and Buried Structures (pdf 3.0 MB) 
Chapter 9 Bearings and Expansion Joints (pdf 1.5 MB)
Chapter 10 Sign, Barriers, Approach Slabs, and Utilities (pdf 8.6 MB)
Chapter 11 Detailing Practice (pdf 1.4 MB)
Chapter 12 Quantities, Costs, and Specifications (pdf 2.5 MB)
Chapter 13 Bridge Load Rating (pdf 1.9 MB)


Revision Historytoptop

Date

Version

Complete Manuals   

Revisions

2014 January M 23-50.13

PDF (45.1 MB)

PDF (13.1 MB)

2012 August

M 23-50.12

PDF (41.1 MB)

PDF (8.6 MB)

2012 March

M 23-50.11

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (1.6 MB KB)

2012 January

M 23-50.10

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (551 KB)

2012 January

M 23-50.09

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (551 KB)

2011 December

M 23-50.08

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (551 KB)

2011 September

M 23-50.07

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (440 KB)

2011 July

M 23-50.06

PDF (40.7 MB)

PDF (40.7 MB)

2011 May    

M 23-50.05

PDF (43.1 MB)

PDF (1.1 MB)

2010 August

M 23-50.04

PDF (43.1 MB)

PDF (43.1 MB)

2010 March

M 23-50.03

PDF (38.5 MB)

PDF (9.1 MB)

2008 May

M 23-50.02

PDF (34.0 MB)

PDF (34.0 MB)

2007 February

M 23-50.01

PDF (34.0 MB)

PDF (8.3 MB)

2006 November

 

PDF (42.2 MB)

PDF (37.7 MB)

2006 September

 

 

PDF (29 MB)

2006 August

PDF (41.5 MB)

2005 July

 

PDF (54.6 MB)

PDF (54.6 MB)

2005 April

 

 

PDF (38 MB)

2002 August

PDF (27 MB)


This abstract was last modified February 26, 2014