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The Bridge State Aid newsletter was developed at the request of county engineers to keep local agencies and their bridge consultants informed of any developing bridge related issues.

Month/Year
Content
January 2017 
(PDF 2 MB)
  • Bridge Inspection General
  • Bridge Maintenance
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • New Precast Concrete Box Culvert Length Calculator
  • Precast Concrete Box Culvert General Plan and Elevation Standard Template Drawing
  • State Aid Bridge Wildly Important Goal (WIG) 2.0
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program – State Transportation Funds
  • Local Timber Bridge Update
  • Permanently Removing Local Bridges from the National Bridge Inventory
  • 2016 Featured Local Bridge Construction Projects
  • Load Rating and Permitting Update
  • Bridge Replacement and Improvement Management Tool for Local Bridge Owners
  • Laboratory Inspection Services Request Form for Culvert and Bridges
  • S Barrier for Local Bridges
  • Resources for Program Administrators
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • Bridge Asset Management Update and NBIS Compliance Headlines
  • Update to Tech Memo for Pre-fabricated Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Superstructures
January 2016 
(PDF 2 MB)
  • Bridge Asset Management Update
  • NBIS Compliance Headlines
  • Bridges and Structures Training, and Bridge Inspection Webpages
  • Bridge Inspection General
  • Bridge Maintenance
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • Local Timber Bridge Research and LRFD Bridge Design Manual Chapter 8 - Wood Structures
  • Local Historical Bridge Preservation Update
  • 2015 MnDOT Featured Local Bridge Construction Project
  • Box Culverts Update
  • Local Bridge Engineers Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Concrete Update
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control QA/QC for Local Bridge Plans
  • Load Rating and Permitting Update
  • New Pile Payment Method
  • Bridge Costs Update

January 2015 

(PDF 2.5 MB)

  • Bridge Asset Management Update
  • NBIS Compliance Headlines
  • Bridge and Structure Training, and Bridge Inspection Webpages
  • Bridge Inspection General
  • Bridge Maintenance
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • Local Timber Bridge Research Update
  • Local Historical Bridge Preservation Update
  • 2014 MnDOT/AGC Local Bridge Construction Awards
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Engineering Services Standard checklist
  • Local Bridge Load Rating and Permitting Update
  • Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Bridges Update
  • Survey of Concrete Hammerhead/T-Pier Designs Prior to 1984
  • State Bridge Engineer Update
  • 2006 Bridge Asbestos Screening Tool - "Do NOT Use"
  • Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Adbutment Bridge Update
  • Innovative Local Bridge Construction

January 2014 

(PDF 1 MB)

  • Bridge Asset Management Update
  • NBIS Compliance Headlines
  • Bridge and Structure Training, and Bridge Inspection Webpages
  • Bridge Inspection General
  • Bridge Maintenance
  • County Authority to Post/Close Township Bridges
  • Local Timber Bridge Research Update
  • 2013 International Conference on Timber Bridges
  • GRS (Geo-Synthetic Reinforced Soil) Abutment Bridge
  • Local Historic Bridge Preservation Update
  • 2013 MnDOT - AGC Local Bridge Construction Awards
  • 2014 MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Pile Corrosion Immediately below Footings
  • Pre-fabricated Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Superstructures Update
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Local Bridge Load Rating and Permitting Update
  • State Aid Bridge Contacts

January 2013 

(PDF 0.5 MB)

  • Bridge Asset Management Update
  • NBIS Compliance Headlines
  • Structure Information Management System News
  • Bridge Inspection General
  • June 2012 Flood in Duluth and the Northland
  • Local Timber Bridge Update
  • Local Bridge Load Rating Update for the Special Hauling Vehicles
  • County Engineers Bridge Committee Update
  • Local Historic Bridge Preservation Update
  • Local Bridge Research Update
  • Innovative Local Bridge Construction Update
  • Iowa Local Bridge Scanning Tour Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • Foundation Boring Locations, Depths, and Analysis Revisited
  • New Minnesota Pile Driving Formula (MPF12)
  • 2013 LTAP Local Bridge Maintenance Workshop
  • 2012 AGC Local Bridge Construction Awards
  • Complex Local Bridge Construction and Repair
  • Girma Feyissa and Laura Carlson

January 2012 

(PDF 0.5 MB)

  • Bridge Asset Management Update
  • Structure Information Management System News
  • Bridge Inspection Update
  • Local Timber Bridge Update
  • Local Bridge Load Rating Update for the Special Hauling Vehicles
  • “Critical Deficiencies” Found During Bridge Inspections
  • FHWA NBIS Oversight 2011 & Beyond
  • Local Historic Bridge Preservation Update Innovative Local Bridge Construction Update
  • AGC Local Bridge Construction Awards
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • Iowa Local Bridge Scanning Tour
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Brian Homan Returns from TH169/I494 Mobility
  • New Tech Memo for Pre-Fabricated Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Superstructures
  • Bridge Costs Update

January 2011 

(PDF 0.5 MB)

  • Bridge Management Update
  • New Structure Information Management System
  • Bridge Inspection Update
  • Local Timber Bridges
  • Construction Loads on Local Bridges
  • State Aid Local Bridge Load Rating Engineer
  • Completion of Local Bridge Gusset Plate Checks
  • Local Bridge Load Rating Update for Special Hauling Vehicles
  • Educating Local Agency Engineers on the NBIS, the FHWA Audit/Review Process, and Local Bridge Load Rating and Posting
  • NBIS and FHWA Oversight on Load Rating of Local Bridges
  • Roles and Responsibilities in the QC/QA of the State’s Bridge Inspection Program
  • Local Historic Bridge Preservation Update
  • Bridge Spacing Rule
  • Innovative Local Bridge Construction Update
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • 3D Laser Scan Technology
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Bridge Costs Update

January 2010 

(PDF 0.5 MB)

  • Bridge Management Update
  • Gusset Plate Review of Existing Local Truss Bridges Update
  • Bridge Inspection Update
  • Inspector Certification for Precast Concrete Box Culvert Construction
  • Local Bridge Load Rating Update
  • Iowa DOT Pooled Fund Study for Implements of Husbandry
  • Innovative Local Bridge Construction Update
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • MnDOT Bridge Standards Unit Update
  • Local Historical Bridge Preservation
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Lowry Bridge
January 2009 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Bridge Management Update
  • Bridge Costs Update
  • Bridge Inspection Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Lowry Bridge and Roadway Projects with Retaining Walls
  • Gusset Plate Review of Existing Local Truss Bridges Update
  • Bridge Construction Elevations for Decking Forming
  • New MnDOT Standard Culverts and Retaining Walls
  • Local Bridge Issues
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction and the Box Beam Bridge
August 2008 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Bridge Management Update
  • New York Style Local Bridge Demonstration Project
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Local Agency Use of Treated Wood Products
  • Laboratory Testing and Inspection Services Request Form
  • In-Depth Inspection of Fracture Critical Local Bridge Update
  • Gusset Plate Review of Existing Local Truss Bridges
  • Coding Bridge Scour with Unknown Foundations
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction Workshop
  • Load Rating for the Special Hauling Vehicles & Other Load Rating Issues
  • The State Aid Bridge Tool
  • Interstate 35W Bridge - Rebuild
January 2007 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Local Bridge Scanning Tour Update
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • State Aid Bridge Costs
  • Bridge Rating Class 101 for County Engineers
  • Bridge Management Update
  • Pre-Qualified Trunk Highway Bridge Designers
  • State Aid Bridge Website
  • Design Build Pedestrian Bridge Update
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program
December 2007 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Local Bridge Scanning Tour Update
  • Bridge Hydraulic News & Bridge Tool Update
  • Bridge Rating Class 101 for County Engineers
  • Bridge Management Update
  • 20' Span Precast Concrete Culverts
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program Update
  • Major or Unique Local Bridges of 2007
  • Treated Wood Task Force
  • In-Depth Inspection of Fracture Critical Bridges
  • Flexural Vibration Inspection of Timber Bridges
  • Interstate 35W Bridge - Rebuild
  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Workshop
  • Emergency Statewide Inspection Update

January 2006 
(PDF 0.5 MB)

  • Load and Resistance Factor Design of Local Bridges
  • Foundation Boring Location, Depths, and Analysis
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
  • New NBIS Requirements and Training for County and Municipal Engineers
  • Local Bridge Scanning Tour Update
  • MnDOT New Inverted Tee Beam for Local Bridges
  • Asbestos on Bridges Update
  • Bridge Management Update
July 2006 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Local Bridge Scanning Tour Update
  • MnDOT New Prestressed Concrete Beam Shapes
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design of Local Bridges
  • Local Bridge Replacement Program
  • Rating Section added to Website
  • Bridge Rating Project
  • Bridge Hydraulic News
January 2005 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Bridge Hydraulic Information
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design of Local Bridges
  • Asbetos on Bridges
  • Use of Spiral Welded Steel Pipe for Concrete Piling
  • Amendment to Minnesota Statutes 216D "Precautions to Avoid Damage"
  • 2004 Rule Changes on Bridge Width
  • 2004 Rule Change to Vertical Clearance Design Chart
  • Three-Sided Precast Concrete Bridge Structures
  • Upcoming State Aid Bridge Topics
August 2, 2005 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Bridge Hydraulic Information
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design of Local Bridges
  • New Prestressed Concrete Beam Shapes
  • Bridge Management Update
  • Asbetos on Bridges Update
  • Semi-Integral Bridge Abutments
  • MnDOT & FHWA Precast Slab System Workshop
  • Local Bridge Scanning Tour
July 2004 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • State Aid Bridge Staff Changes
  • Bond Fund Projection
  • Re-Rating Bridge for Forest Product Haulers
  • Bridge Management Update
  • The New LRFD MnDOT Bridge Design Manual
  • Bridge Hydraulic Information
  • Trends in Local Highway Bridge Design
  • State of the State Aid Bridge Office
September 2004 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • State Aid Bridge Staff Changes
  • Bond Fund Projection
  • Bridge Management Update
  • The New LRFD MnDOT Bridge Design Manual
  • Bridge Hydraulic Information
  • State of the State Aid Bridge Office
  • Trends in Local Highway Bridge Design
January 2003 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Introducing the State Aid Bridge Website
  • Scour Coding New Bridge Structures
  • Prestressed Concrete Beam Curved Cast Bearing Assembly Alternate
  • State Aid Bridge Costs
  • Bond Fund Projection
  • Rectangular Prestressed Beam Bridges
July 2003 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Vertical Clearance for Highways Under Railroad Bridges
  • Bond Fund Projection
  • Bridge Management Data Supervisor
  • Pontis Update
  • The New LRFD MnDOT Bridge Design Manual
  • Bridge Hydraulic Information
January 2002 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Processing Plans Through the Bridge Office
  • FHWA Bridge Project Oversight
  • Pontis Update
  • Hydraulic Database
  • State Aid Bridge Website
  • Bridge Maintenance Class
  • State Aid Bridge Costs
  • Bridge Rehabilitation
  • State Aid Bridges/Culvert Plan Approval
July 2002 
(PDF 0.5 MB)
  • Bridge Aesthetics
  • New Bridge Design Specifications
  • Bridge Prevention Maintenance
  • Pontis Update
  • Local Bridge Inspections
  • Hydraulic Database
  • State Aid Bridge Website
  • Design Build Pedestrian Bridges
  • State Aid Bridge Costs
  • Bond Fund Projection
  • New Bridge Structure