Bridge Design Services

The Bridge Design Service is managed by the Design Service Manager and consists of a Standards Section and three Design Sections; A, B and C. Assignment of projects and responsibilities of each section for bridge design and construction related issues, in a particular District or the Phoenix metro area, can be found in the Bridge Group Directory.

Bridge Design Guidelines

The guidelines on these pages reflect the latest AASHTO LRFD Specifications; updated sections are published as they become available. In the meantime, older sections of the guidelines remain available and are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Accelerated Bridge Design (ABC) Guidelines

The ABC Guidelines, flowchart and matrix are intended to guide the design team in determining the selection of Accelerated Bridge Construction methods during the project development process.

Structure Detail Drawings

Structure Detail drawings are intended to supplement contract structure drawings for bridges and appurtenant highway structures. These drawings are used for recurring features in the same manner as the printed B standards drawings, which these drawings will eventually replace.

CADD MicroStation

These pages contain information on CADD English specifications, file-naming conventions, lists of abbreviations and downloadable cell libraries, seedfiles, etc.