Manual  LRFD Bridge Manual - 2013 Edition

The 2013 LRFD Bridge Manual contains listings of all design guidelines, the standard detail drawings, and prefabricated Bridge elements. The most common bridge construction special provisions are also available.

Organization: Highway Division Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Date published: June 1, 2013

LRFD Bridge Manual - 2013 Edition

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Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the files that can be downloaded from this website, MassDOT does not guarantee that the files are error free. MassDOT accepts no responsibility for costs or other adverse consequences, whether direct or indirect, that may occur to the recipient or to any subsequent users of the information, due to errors that may or may not be detected. These files are intended for use by recipients performing bridge design work which will be reviewed and approved by MassDOT. All other recipients using these files for bridge design work for entities other than MassDOT do so at their own risk and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MassDOT from and against any and all claims, liability and expense arising from such use. MassDOT has developed these files for use free of charge. Files used by the recipient may not be sold or used for any other commercial purpose, nor may the recipient market for sale these files or the information contained therein as their own proprietary product to other clients.

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LRFD Bridge Manual - 2013 Edition Binders

The three parts of the MassDOT LRFD Bridge Manual - 2013 Edition are sized to fit into two three ring binders as follows:

Part I & Part II: 4" Heavy Duty three-ring binder
Part III: 2" Heavy Duty three-ring binder

Bridge Manual binder cover graphics for both binders are available for download as PDF files. They have been designed to print on 11" x 17" paper, cut along the black cut lines and inserted into the respective binders.

Construction Drawing Creation

All Bridge Construction Drawings and Sketch Plans shall be created per procedures specified in the MassDOT Highway Division CAD Standards.

Note: The Bridge Standard Details should be inserted as blocks within the AutoCAD Drawing.

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