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Bridge Design

The Alaska Bridges and Structures Manual is intended to provide current structural design policies and practices for use in developing DOT&PF projects. Revisions to this Manual will be released on an annual basis as needed and after approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Bridge engineers have a responsibility to remain current with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications revisions until the Manual is updated. 

Alaska Bridges and Structures Manual

Chapters

Date

Entire Manual

September 2017

Foreword & Table of Contents

 
Part 1 -- Administration and Procedures

Chapter 1: DOT&PF Organization (Reserved)

September 2017

Chapter 2: Bridge Project Development Process (Reserved)

September 2017

Chapter 3: Administrative Policies and Procedures (Reserved)

September 2017

Chapter 4: Bridge Type Selection Report

September 2017

Chapter 5: Drafting Guidelines

September 2017

Chapter 6: Plan Preparation

September 2017

Chapter 7: Construction Contracts

September 2017

Chapter 8: Quantity Calculations and Cost Estimates

September 2017

Chapter 9: Design Quality Control Procedures

September 2017
Part 2 -- Structural Design

Chapter 10: Introduction to Part II

September 2017

Chapter 11: Structural Systems and Dimensions

September 2017

Chapter 12: Loads and Load Factors

September 2017

Chapter 13: Structural Analysis and Evaluation

September 2017

Chapter 14: Structural Concrete

September 2017

Chapter 15: Structural Steel Superstructures

September 2017

Chapter 16: Bridge Decks and Rails

September 2017

Chapter 17: Foundations

September 2017

Chapter 18: Substructures

September 2017

Chapter 19: Expansion Joints and Bearings

September 2017

Chapter 20: Bridges in Remote Sites

September 2017

Chapter 21: Miscellaneous Structural Elements

September 2017

Chapter 22: Reserved

September 2017
Part 3 -- Existing Bridges/Bridge Operations

Chapter 23: Bridge Rehabilitation

September 2017

Chapter 24: Railroads

September 2017

Chapter 25: Construction Support

September 2017

Chapter 26: Bridge Inspection Program

September 2017

Chapter 27: Load Rating and Posting

September 2017

Chapter 28: Bridge Management

September 2017