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LRFD Bridge Design Manual

The LRFD Bridge Design Manual contains MnDOT Bridge Office procedures for the design, evaluation and rehabilitation of bridges. Except where noted, the design provisions employ the LRFD methodology set forth by AASHTO.

Questions? Contact Dave Dahlberg, dave.dahlberg@state.mn.us.

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LRFD Bridge Design Manual Updated
Download entire manual (PDF 24.5 MB) February 2014
Section number and description Updated
Cover and Table of Contents (PDF 0.5 MB) February 2014
1 - Introduction (PDF 0.5 MB) December 2010
2 - General Design and Location Features (PDF 1.3 MB) September 2011
3 - Load and Load Factors (PDF 0.5 MB) October 2006
4 - Structural Analysis and Evaluation (PDF 0.5 MB) February 2014
5 - Concrete Structures (PDF 1 MB) October 2009
6 - Steel Structures (PDF 1.2 MB) May 2009
7 - Reserved/empty -
8 - Wood Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) July 2003
9 - Decks and Deck Systems (PDF 0.5 MB) March 2010
10 - Foundations (PDF 0.5 MB) June 2007
11 - Abutments, Piers and Walls (PDF 1 MB) June 2010
12 - Buried Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) September 2013
13 - Railings (PDF 1.1 MB) May 2008
14 - Joints and Bearings (PDF 0.5 MB) August 2006
15 - Bridge Load Rating (PDF 0.5 MB) October 2011
Appendix A: Memos Memo number
Conversion from Metric to U.S. Customary Rebar Designations (PDF 1.4 MB) 2013-01
Transition to New MnDOT Pile Formula 2012 MPF12 (PDF 5.1 MB) 2012-02
Discontinued Usage of Plain Elastomeric Bearing Pads and Substitution with Cotton-Duck Bearing Pads (PDF 1.4 MB) 2012-01
Interim Guidance for Installation of Temporary Barriers on Bridges and Approach Panels (PDF 1.6 MB) 2011-03
Barrier Placement on Bridge Decks and Approach Panels and Taper Rate for Concrete Barrier Transitions (PDF 0.5 MB) 2011-02
New 82MW and 96MW Prestressed Concrete Beams and Archiving 45M through 81M PCB Standards (PDF 2.8 MB) 2011-01
Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Analysis (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-02
Prestressed Concrete Design - Calculation of Prestress Losses and Beam Camber and Deflection (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-01
Adhesive Anchords Under Sustained Tensile Loads (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-02
Bridge Office Substructure Protection Policy (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-01
New MN63 Prestressed Concrete Beams (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-01
New MN45 and MN54 Prestressed Concrete Beams (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-03
Discontinue Use of Cast Bearing Option (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-02
LRFD and Bridge Load Rating Issues (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-01
Transmittal letters Transmittal number
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 4: Structural Analysis and Evaluation (PDF 0.5 MB) 2014-01
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 12: Buried Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) 2013-02
Title Page, Table of Contents, A. Memos (PDF 1 MB) 2013-01
Title Page, Table of Contents, A. Memos (PDF 1.8 MB) 2012-02
Title Page, Table of Contents, A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2012-01
Title Page, Table of Contents, A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2011-04
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 15: Bridge Load Rating (PDF 0.5 MB) 2011-03
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2011-02
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 4: Structural Analysis and Evaluation (PDF 0.5 MB) 2011-01
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 1: Introduction (PDF 0.5 MB) 2010-03
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 11: Abutments, Piers and Walls (PDF 0.5 MB) 2010-02
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 9: Decks and Deck Systems (PDF 0.5 MB) 2010-01
Title Page, Table of Contents, Section 5: Concrete Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) 2009-03
Manual Cover, Table of Contents, Section 4: Structural Analysis and Evaluation, and Section 6: Steel Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) 2009-02
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 15: Bridge Load Rating (PDF 0.5 MB) 2009-01
Title Page, Table of Contents and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-06
Title Page, Table of Contents and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-05
Title Page and Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-04
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 6: Steel Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-03
Manual Cover and Section 13: Railings (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-02
Manual Cover and Section 1: Introduction (PDF 0.5 MB) 2008-01
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-04
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and A. Memo (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-03
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 10: Foundation (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-02
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2007-01
Manual Cover, Table of Contents, Section 3: Load and Load Factors and Section 4: Structural Analysis and Evaluation (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-05
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 14: Joints and Bearings (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-04
Manual Cover, Table of Contents, Section 5: Concrete Structures, Section 13: Railings and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-03
Manual Cover and Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-02
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 1: Introduction (PDF 0.5 MB) 2006-01
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 5: Concrete Structures and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-03
Manual Cover and Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-02
Table of Contents and A. Memos (PDF 0.5 MB) 2005-01
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 9: Decks and Deck Systems (PDF 0.5 MB) 2004-04
Manual Cover, Table of Contents and Section 5: Concrete Structures (PDF 0.5 MB) 2004-03
Section 2: General Design and Location Features (PDF 0.5 MB) 2004-02
Manual Cover and Table of Contents (PDF 0.5 MB) 2004-01

 

MnDOT Bridge Design Workshop presentations (June 2012)

Files
Geotechnical Updates (PDF 4.1 MB)
Walls (PDF 2 MB)
Abutments (PDF 5 MB)
Quality Management (PDF 0.5 MB)
Piers (PDF 1.1 MB)
Prestressed Elements (PDF 1.7 MB)
Accelerated Bridge Construction (PDF 2.2 MB)
Bridge Standards (PDF 31.3 MB)
Load Ratings (PDF 2.7 MB)
Steel Design (PDF 5.4 MB)
Preliminary Bridge Plan Topics (PDF 2.7 MB)
Miscellaneous Topics (PDF 2.3 MB)