Washington State Department of Transportation

PGSuper™ Configuration Information


This configuration implements the practices and policies of the WSDOT Bridge and Structures Office as defined in the WSDOT Bridge Design Manual.  Use this when designing precast-prestressed girder bridges for the Washington State Department of Transportation.
March 19, 2024
Updated default slab girder stirrup layout
July 3, 2023
Changed maximum girder hauling weight to 262 kip to match BDM
October 4, 2021
Enabled the 0.2 ksi tension stress limit for lifting and hauling
August 28, 2019
Fixed hauling compression limit for stresses with lateral bending
July 3, 2019
Changed Fatigue I live load factor to 1.75 to match changes to the AASHTO LRFD BDS 8th Edition
May 14, 2019
Fixed hauling tension limit for max. superelevation case. Moved W-DG girders to Legacy
April 4, 2019
Updated diaphragm layout rules for W, WF (WF-G, WF-DG, WF-TDG, and WF-PTG), U, and UF girders to match the BDM
December 20, 2018
Updated tension limit during initial lifting to match the BDM
August 1, 2018
Updated maximum distance between supports in the haul truck library to match the BDM
February 14, 2018
Added temporary top strand positions for W42G and W50G girders
August 2, 2017
Change future overlay to 3" to be consistent with Deck Protection Systems 1 and 4
July 21, 2017
Updated allowable tension stresses during hauling to match 2017 BDM
January 31, 2017
Changed modulus of rupture coefficient from 0.37 to 0.24 in WSDOT Prestressed Girders Project Criteria to match LRFD
November 7, 2016
Updated Project Criteria and added new Haul Trucks to match WSDOT Girder Handling and Stability Policy
July 29, 2016
Updated slab girder standards
June 1, 2016
Updated WF100G Project Criteria with new WSDOT hauling parameters
December 23, 2015
Revised Service III live load factor for load ratings
August 10, 2015
Updated voided slab templates to reflect revised WSDOT standards
March 15, 2011
Updated Project Criteria. Creep and Camber Tab, changed minimum time from prestress transfer until temporary strand removal/diaphragm casting from 30 days to 10 days. This is consistent with the WSDOT BDM and Standard Specifications
August 11, 2011
Allowable tension stress in the Bridge Site Stage 1 tab was inadventently set to 0.0. The allowable tension has been changed to reflect WSDOT practice.
August 18, 2011
Updated minimum lifting point location to 3'-0" to reflect Standard Specification Section 6-02.3(25)L.

AASHTO Standard Girders from PCI BDM

This configuration is based on the Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute Bridge Design Manual. The PCI-BDM does not provide complete information for girder definition, traffic barriers, project criteria, etc. Much of data in the libraries is based on engineering experience and practices at WSDOT, however the project criteria reflects the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. This library is neither created by nor endorsed by AASHTO.
July 3, 2019
Changed Fatigue I live load factor to 1.75 to match changes to the AASHTO LRFD BDS 8th Edition
November 9, 2016
Fixed dimensions of Type I, II, and IV girders


This configuration is based on the structural design guidance given by the Precast-Prestressed Concrete Institute in "Implementation of Ultra-High Performance Concrete in Long-Span Precast Pretensioned Elements for Concrete Buildings and Bridges", Phase II Report, September 15, 2021
February 9, 2022
Initial publication of this configuration