Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Bridge State Aid

Bridge Load Class Rating

steel bridge

2008 Bridge Load Rating - Class 101

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction, Class Goals & Agenda
    - Class Manual (PDF, 230 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 95 KB)
  2. Load Rating Basics
    - Class Manual (PDF, 1 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  3. General Equations
    - Class Manual (PDF, 315 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 135 KB)
  4. Load Rating Procedure
    - Class Manual (PDF, 205 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 320 KB)
  5. Incorporating Member Distress
    - Class Manual (PDF, 295 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 1.5 MB)
  6. Posting Specialized Hauling Vehicles & Permitting
    - Class Manual (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 1 MB)
  7. Example 1 - Simple Span Non-composition Steel
    - Class Manual (PDF, 330 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  8. Example 2 - Simple Span Nail Laminated Timber Deck Without Distress
    - Class Manual (PDF, 2.5 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 1 MB)
  9. Class Exercise - Simple Span Nail Laminated Timber Deck With Distress
    - Class Manual (PDF, 3 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 1 MB)
  10. Review of Worked Out Examples
    - Class Manual (PDF, 3.5 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  11. Submittal to MnDOT and Review of Process
    - Class Manual (PDF, 85 KB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  12. Common Mistakes, Questions & Additional Considerations
    - Class Manual (PDF, 1.5 MB)
    - Class PowerPoint (PDF, 295 KB)
  13. Submittal Forms
    - Class Manual (PDF, 0.5 MB)
  14. Load Tables
    - Class Manual (PDF, 3.5 MB)
  15. Misc., Figures, Tables & Specifications
    - Class Manual (PDF, 6.5 MB)