Design Memorandum



TO:                  All Design Staff

FROM:            Bijan Khaleghi
DATE:             March 1, 2013
SUBJECT:       Abutment Participation as Part of Earthquake Resisting System


This design memorandum provides guidance to include abutment participation as part of the Earthquake Resisting System (ERS) for WSDOT Bridges.   read more....



If you have any questions regarding these issues, please contact Tony Allen at 360-709-5450, Anthony Mizumori at 360-705-7228, Chyuan-Shen Lee at 360-705-7441, or Bijan Khaleghi at 360-705-7181.


cc:   Mark Gaines, Bridge Construction 47354

       Craig Boone, Bridge and Structures 47340




BDM Update:

4.2.2 Earthquake Resisting Systems (ERS) Requirements for SDCs C and D   read more....