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Design Manual for Bridges and Structures
5th Edition

This Manual, supplemented by other NJDOT Baseline Documents and operating procedures and policies, is the vehicle by which the design of bridges and structures is implemented. Presented herein is a compilation of NJDOT Structural Design guidance, specification interpretations, standard practices, details and standards.
Good design practice will always require a combination of basic engineering principles, experience and judgment in order to furnish the best possible structure to suit an individual site within reasonable economic limitations. it does not preclude justifiable exceptions, subject to the approval of the Manager, Bureau of Structural Engineering, provided the exceptions are based on sound engineering principles.

BDC announcement BDC10MB-01 (03/24/2010)

Download the print ready Design Manual for Bridges and Structures in 3 files, Sections 1 thru 44 with Appendix 1 (zip 5.3m), Appendix 2-Standard Drawings (zip 10.7m), and Appendix 3-Guide Plates (zip 9.8m)

Index Section

  • Section 1 - Introduction
  • Section 2 - Bridge Terms
  • Section 3 - AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications with NJDOT
    Stipulations
  • Section 4 - Railroads
  • Section 5 - Bridge Type Selection and Geometrics
  • Section 6 - Preliminary Bridge Plans
  • Section 7 - Final Bridge Plans
  • Section 8 - Reconstruction And Rehabilitation Projects
  • Sectoin 9 - Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Projects
  • Section 10 - Estimated Quantities/Design Calculations
  • Section 11 - Submission Guidelines For Plan Reviews
  • Section 12 - Footprint Program
  • Section 13 - Bridge Attachments Permits
  • Section 14 - Computer Programs
  • Section 15 - Integral Abutment Jointless Bridges
  • Section 16 - Foundations Design Criteria
  • Section 17 - Abutments And Walls, Design Criteria
  • Section 18 - Abutment Types
  • Section 19 - Piers
  • Section 20 - Deck and Approach Slabs
  • Section 21 - Deck Joints
  • Section 22 - Deck Drainage
  • Section 23 - Parapets, Railings, and Chain Link Fencing
  • Section 24 - Structural Steel
  • Section 25 - Precast/Prestressed Concrete
  • Section 26 - Reinforcement Steel Details
  • Section 27 - Classes Of Concrete
  • Section 28 - Bridge Lighting
  • Section 29 - Culverts and Arches
  • Section 30 - Sign Support Structures (Overhead And Cantilever)
  • Section 31 - Bridge Mounted Signs
  • Section 32 - Utilities
  • Section 33 - Cofferdams and Sheet Piling
  • Section 34 - Geotechnical Engineering
  • Section 35 - Structure Numbers and Names
  • Section 36 - Highway Sign, Lighting, Traffic Signal & ITS Structural Support Structures
  • Section 37 - Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES)
  • Section 38 - Seismic Design And Retrofit
  • Section 39 - Scour At Bridges
  • Section 40 - Noise Barriers
  • Section 41 - Bridge Security
  • Section 42 - Permit Procedures
  • Section 43 - Highway Bridge Evaluation Program
  • Section 44 - Railroad Carrying Bridge Evaluation Program
  • Appendix 1 - Standard Drawings
  • Appendix 2 - Guide Plates

 

 

 
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