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Documents, Manuals and Procedures

Bridges and Structures Organizational Chart

Bridges and Structures Subscription Service
The Department is now offering an electronic e-mail subscription service for notifying interested persons of updated bridge related items. This free service makes it easy to stay informed.

Technical Manuals (Download Only PDF Format)

Bridges and Structures CADD Support
CADD cell libraries, base sheets and detailing practices.

Bridges and Structures Forms
Download our latest forms in MS Word format.

Geotechnical (Roadway and Bridges)
Documents, Manuals and Procedures

Research Documents
Bridge related research documents

NBIS and Bridge Inspections (New)
NBIS and IDOT Policy related information

Approved TSL Drawings
TSL drawings in PDF format for bridge projects on the State Highway System that have been approved for design.

Guide Bridge Special Provisions
The Guide Bridge Special Provisions (GBSP's), have been developed by the Bureau of Bridges and Structures in an effort to simplify the work commonly associated with the design and construction of structures.

All Bridge Designers Memorandums
ABD Memos are directives from the Bureau of Bridges and Structures advising bridge designers on bridge design policy changes prior to the policy's incorporation in this office's standards and manuals. (PDF Format)

Bridge Manual Design Guides and Detail Examples
Documents and drawings supplemental to Bridge Manual

Guide for Contractor’s Structural Assessment Reports
Information and links to assist contractor’s development of Structural Assessment Reports.

FHWA Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures
Part 1 - Bridges and Part 2 - Retaining Structures, etc.

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