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Memo To Designers

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Return to Top SECTION 1 General (Policy and Procedure)
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
1-0 Routine Screening and Updating of Memos and Manuals (Metric) Mar-98
1-0 Attachment A Memo Responsibility (Metric) Mar-98
1-0 Routine Screening and Updating of Memos and Manuals (Metric) Mar-98
1-0 Routine Screening and Updating of Memos and Manuals (Metric) Mar-98
1-1 Division of Structures - Organization Chart May-93
1-2 Structure Design Technical Committee Dec-98
1-2 Attachment 1 Structure Design Technical Committee Dec-98
1-2 Attachment 2 Individual Technical Specialists Dec-98
1-2 Attachment 3 Individual Technical Committee Sep-93
1-3 Checking Procedure Jan-89
1-3 Attachment A Checking Procedure Jan-89
1-4 Estimated Design Hours for Bridges and Related Structures Apr-92
1-4 Attachment A Estimated Design Hours Apr-92
1-5 Distribution of Plans Dec 1994/Apr 1996
1-5 Attachment A Distribution of Unchecked Details for Earth Retaining Systems (Interim) Oct-05
1-6 Retention of Project Records Apr-91
1-6 Attachment A Computer File Archive Worksheet (Example) Apr-91
1-8 Advance Planning Studies Aug-92
1-8 Attachment A Example Mar-91
1-10 Considering Bridge Security During Design (Metric) Aug-04
1-11 Stage Construction Future Widenings Jul-89
1-11 Attachment A Provision for future Widening Jul-89
1-13 Disposition of Plans Specifications and Estimates (PS & E) Mar-89
1-13 Attachment Form DPD - SD51 (Rev 5/78) Mar-89
1-15 Telephone Calls from Contractors and Suppliers Jan-99
1-16 Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 1 Release of Structure's Electronic Contract PlanFiles (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 2A Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 2B Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 2C Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 2D Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 2E Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 3A Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 3B Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 3C Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-16 Attachment 3D Release of Structure's Electronic Contract Plan Files (After Award)(Metric) Mar-02
1-20 'As Built Plans'' for Bridges and Structures Nov-88
1-20 Attachment 1 Procedure on ''As Builts'' for State PS & E Bridge and Structures Nov-88
1-20 Attachment 2 Procedure on ''As Builts'' for Local Agency PS & E Bridge and Structures Nov-88
1-21

Bridge "As Built Plans" Changes(Coming soon)

Oct-92
1-21 Attachment A

Form DS-D0011(Coming soon)

Oct-92
1-22 Scheduling Graph Apr-89
1-22 Attachment Office of Structure Design Scheduling Bridge Projects Apr-89
1-23 Hydraulic and Hydrologic Data (Metric) Oct-03
1-29 Type Selection Review Meeting (Metric) Jul-01
1-29 Attachment 1 Structure Type Selection (Metric) Jul-01
1-29 Attachment 2 Request for Type Selection Meeting (Metric) Jul-01
1-29 Attachment 3 Type Selection Memo (Metric) Jul-01
1-29 Attachment 4 Type Selection Recommendations (Metric) Jul-01
1-29 Attachment 5

Type Selection Review Meeting for Earth Retaining Structures (Metric) (Interim)

Oct-05
1-31 Constructability Reviews For Structures Projects Oct-09
1-31 Attachment 1 Constructability Reviews For Structures Projects Oct-09
1-32 Use of Trade Names in Plans and Specifications (Metric) Jan-99
1-32 Attachment 1 Policy For Using Trade Names - (from PS & E Guide)(Metric) Jan-99
1-35 Foundation Data (Metric) Mar-98
1-35 Foundation Recommendation And Reports Jun-08
1-35 Attachment A Earth Retaining Structure Foundation Review (Interim) Nov-04
1-36 Structure Project Engineer's Responsibility for Monitoring Delivery of PS & E Packages Mar-91
1-37 Duties of Project Designer Apr-95
1-38 Project Administrative Records May-89
1-38 Attachment A Correspondence Record May-89
1-38 Attachment B Telephone Memo May-89
1-38 Attachment C Project Engineer's Checklist May-89
1-38 Attachment D Print Distribution May-89
1-38 Attachment E Historical Cost Record May-89
1-38 Attachment F Check List (Final Check on Completed Sets) May-89
1-38 Attachment G Check List (Check on Road Plans) May-89
1-39 Communication with Field Personnel May-89
1-45 Availability of Structure Slides Feb-89
1-47 General Notes Apr-10
1-47 Attachment 1 Load Factor Design or Load and Resistance Factor Design Aug-10
1-47 Attachment 2 Preface to California Amendments, 4th Ed. Amended Articles Sep-09
 
Return to Top SECTION 2 Plan Preparation
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
2-1 Detailing Contract Plans in Metric Apr-96
2-1 Attachment A Preferred Metric Scale Apr-96
2-2 Deck Contour (Metric) Jan-99
2-2 Deck Contour (Metric) Jan-99
2-2 Attachment 1 From DS-D134 (Rev 12/88)(Metric) Jan-99
2-11 Bridge Numbering System Feb-93
2-11 Bridge Numbering System (Metric) May-96
2-12 Implementation Memo Oct-12
2-12 Special Design Earth Retaining Systems Numbering Oct-12
2-12 Attachment A Request for Earth Retaining Structures Bridge Number (ERSBrNo Form) Oct-12
2-25 Review of Road Plans May-89
2-25 Attachment Routing and Transmittal of Road Plans May-89
 
Return to Top SECTION 3 Piles
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
3-0 Pile Foundation Design Mar-89
3-1 Deep Foundations (Metric) Jan-01
3-1 Deep Foundations Jul-08
3-1 Attachment 1 Pile Data Table (Metric) Jan-01
3-1 Attachment 1 Design Procedure and Examples Jul-08
3-1 Attachment 2 CIDH Inspection Piles (Metric) Jan-01
3-1 Attachment 2 CIDH Inspection Tubes Jul-08
3-1 Attachment 3 Standard Metric Sizes (Metric) Jan-01
3-1 Attachment 3 Equivalent Standard Metric Sizes Jul-08
3-4 Piles Adjacent to Existing Roadway or Private Property Oct-88
3-6 Large Diameter Hollow Prestressed Driven Piles Oct-88
3-7 Implementation Memo Apr-12
3-7 Design Data Documentation and Evaluation of Anomalous Concrete Shafts Apr-12
3-7 Attachment 1 Shaft Design Information Forms Apr-12
3-7 Attachment 2 Example of Evaluation Process Apr-12
3-7 Attachment 3 Pile Design Data Form (GGL) Apr-12
3-7 Attachment 4 Pile Design Data Form (CSL) Apr-12
 
Return to Top SECTION 4 Footings
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
4-1 Spread Footing (Metric) Nov-03
4-1 Spread Footings Jul-13
4-1 Attachment 1 Format for the Final Foundation Report (Metric) Nov-03
4-1 Attachment 1 Preliminary Foundation Design Data Sheet Jul-13
4-1 Attachment 2 Foundation Geotechnical Data Table Jul-13
4-1 Attachment 3 Bridge Foundation loads Jul-13
4-1 Attachment 4 Foundation Design Data Sheet Jul-13
4-1 Attachment 5 Spread Footing Data Tables Jul-13
4-2 Superimpose Footing Locations on Log of Test Borings Sheet Oct-88
 
Return to Top SECTION 5 Abutments and Retaining Walls
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
5-1 Abutments Oct-92
5-1 Abutments (Metric) May-96
5-2 Diaphragm Abutments Oct-92
5-2 Diaphragm Abutments (Metric) May-96
5-3 Structure Approach Dec-92
5-3 Structure Approach (Metric) May-96
5-3 Attachment A Selection Process for Structure Approach Pavement System on PCC Pavement (Metric) May-96
5-3 Attachment B Selection Process for Structure Approach Pavement System on AC Pavement (Metric) May-96
5-5 Implementation Memo Apr-14
5-5 Design Criteria of Standard Earth Retaining Systems Apr-14
5-7 Earth Retaining System Safety Railing (Metric) Jan-05
5-8 Mechanically Stabilized Embankment Jan-91
5-8 Attachment A Implementaton of PS&E Jan-91
5-8 Attachment B Outline of Design Responsibilities Jan-91
5-10 Slope Treatment Under Structures Apr-89
5-12 Earth Retaining Structures Using Tiebacks Jun-12
5-14 Review of Shop Drawings for Ground Anchors Jun-12
5-16 Review of Working Drawings for Proprietary Earth Retaining Systems Apr-92
5-17 Earth Retaining Structures (Costs) Feb-89
5-17 Attachment Earth Retaining Structures (Graph) Feb-89
5-18 Soil Nail Walls Jan-91
5-18 Attachment A Soil Nail Working Drawings Review Process (Interim) Oct-04
5-20 Foundation Report/Geotechnical Design Report Checklist for Earth Retaining Systems (Metric) Aug-04
 
Return to Top SECTION 6 Bents and Piers
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
6-1 Column Analysis Considerations Feb-09
6-1 Column Analysis Considerations (Metric) Oct-01
6-5 Reinforced Concrete Pier Walls (Metric) Feb-99
6-5 Attachment 1 Percentage and Spacing Requirements for Pier Wall Reinforcement (Metric) Feb-99
6-5 Attachment 2 Pier Wall Example Reinforcement for Lightly Loaded Walls (Metric) Feb-99
 
Return to Top SECTION 7 Bearing & Expansion Devices
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
7-1 Bridge Bearings
7-1 Attachment 1 Prestress Shortening Jun-94
7-1 Attachment 2 Structure for Examples 2 and 3 Jun-94
7-1 Attachment 3 Structure for Examples 4 and 5 Jun-94
7-1 Attachment 4 PTFE/Spherical Expansion Bearing Details Jun-94
7-10 Bridge Deck Joints and Deck Joint Seals Jun-94
7-10 Attachment 1 Calculation of Points of No Movement Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 2 Joint Movements Calculations Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 3 Maximum Contributory Structure Length Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 4 Prestress Shortening Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 5 Approximate Properties for Preformed Elastomeric Joint Seals
Type B Manufacturer's Nominal Properties for Design Data Only
Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 6 Typical Alternate Joint Seal Assembly Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 7 Size Blockout Dimensions Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 8 Typical Modular Joint Seal Assembly Sep-94
7-10 Attachment 9 Bridge Deck Joint Rehabilitation Projects Sep-94
 
Return to Top SECTION 8 Deck Slabs
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
8-2 Protection Against Deicing Chemicals and Freeze-Thaw Environment Dec-13
8-2 Attachment 1 Table 1 Dec-13
8-2 Attachment 2 California State Highways Environmental Areas Dec-13
8-2 Attachment 3 Table 2 Freeze-Thaw Areas Dec-13
8-5 Overlays on Existing Bridge Decks (Metric) May-96
8-6 Use of Prestressed Concrete Deck Panel Stay-in-Place Forms Apr-83
8-7 Permanent Steel Deck Forms for Precast Concrete and Steel Superstructures Jul-94
8-8 Implementation Memo Mar-13
8-8 Deck Finishing and Quiet Decks Mar-13
 
Return to Top SECTION 9 Existing Bridges
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
9-1 Dependent Dimension Mar-89
9-2 Maintenance Rating Mar-86
9-2 Maintenance Rating (Metric) May-96
9-2 Attachment 1 Standard Permit Rating and Design Vehicles with Purple Loads Mar-86
9-2 Attachment 1 Standard Permit Rating and Design Vehicles with Purple Loads (Metric) May-96
9-3 Widening Existing Bridges May-10
9-4 Live Loads and Stresses Historical Background Jan-86
9-5 Removal of Existing Bridges May-86
9-6 Permit Upgrading Dec-82
9-7 Strengthening Steel Girder Bridges for Live Loads Sep-89
9-7 Attachment A Strengthening Steel Girder Bridges for Live Loads Sep-89
9-8 Widening Closed End Cellular Abutments (Metric) Feb-02
 
Return to Top SECTION 10 Reinforced Concrete Box Girders
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
10-1 Reinforced Concrete Strength Requirements (Metric) Apr-99
10-5 Protection of Reinforcement Against Corrosion Due to Chlorides, Acids Sulfates Jun-10
10-5 Protection of Reinforcement Against Corrosion Due to Chlorides, Acids Sulfates (Metric) Jan-02
10-6 Use of Prefabricated Epoxy Coated Reinforcement in Marine Environment Jun-10
10-6 Use of Prefabricated Epoxy Coated Reinforcement in Marine Environment (Metric) Jan-02
10-20 Deck and Soffit Slabs May-08
10-20 Attachment 1 Deck Slab Reinforcement Details Apr-13
10-20 Attachment 2 Deck Slab Thickness and Reinforcement Schedule May-08
10-20 Attachment 3 Soffit Slab Reinforcement Details May-08
 
Return to Top SECTION 11 Precast and/or Prestressed
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
11-1 Implementation Memo Apr-13
11-1 Prestressed Concrete - Shop Drawing Review Apr-13
11-1 Attachment A Attachment A Apr-13
11-3 Designer's Check List for Prestressed Concrete Nov-10
11-8 Design of Precast Prestressed Girders (Metric) Nov-96
11-8 Implementation Memo Mar-14
11-8 Design Guidelines of Precast Prestressed Girders Mar-14
11-18 Stressing Incomplete Bridges Dec-88
11-25 Implementation Memo Oct-12
11-25 Anchorage Zone Design Oct-12
11-28 Prestress Clearances for Cast-In-Place Prestressed Box Girder Structures Oct-10
11-28 Attachment 1 Prestress Clearances for Cast-In-Place Prestressed Box Girder Structures Jan-13
11-28 Attachment 2 Prestress Clearances for Cast-In-Place Prestressed Box Girder Structures Oct-10
11-31 Implementation Memo Oct-12
11-31 Curved Post-Tensioned Bridges Oct-12
11-34 Implementation Memo Sep-12
11-34 Hinge Curl Sep-12
 
Return to Top SECTION 12 Structural Steel
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
12-1 Implementation Memo Sep-12
12-1 Review of Shop Drawings - Steel Structures Sep-12
12-2 Implementation Memo May-12
12-2 Guidelines for Identification of Steel Bridge Members May-12
12-3 Camber of Steel-Concrete Composite Girders (Metric) Aug-04
12-4 Criteria for Control Dimension "Y" on Steel Girders(Metric) Aug-04
12-5 Complete Joint Penetration and Partial Joint Penetration Groove Welds (Metric) Aug-04
12-6 Field Welding Near Elastometric Bearing Pads (Metric) Aug-04
12-7 Catwalks on Steel Bridges (Metric) Aug-04
12-8 Steel Pedestrian Bridges Nov-09
12-11 Galvanizing Tanks (Metric) Aug-04
 
Return to Top SECTION 13 Pedestrian Structures
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
13-1

Pedestrian Grade Separations (Overpasses and Underpasses)
Compliance for the Physically Handicapped (Under Construction)

Jun-89
13-2

Physically Handicapped Compliance Approval (Under Construction)

Jun-89
 
Return to Top SECTION 14 Railings and Barriers
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
14-19 Temporary Railing Apr-90
 
Return to Top SECTION 15 Structural Analysis
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
15-14 Loads for Temporary Highway Structures Dec-10
15-14 Attachment 1 Loads for Temporary Highway Structures Dec-10
15-15 Materials Hauling Equipment Loading Feb-07
15-16 Crane Loads on Structures While Under Contract Administration Jul-69
15-17 Future Wearing Surface Dec-88
15-18 Additional Dead Load on Bridge Decks Sep-88
15-19 Implementation Memo Feb-14
15-19 Bridges With Skewed Supports Jan-14
15-20 Live Load Distribution by Three Dimensional Analysis Jun-88
15-20 Attachment A Concrete Box Girder Live Load Distribution by Lanell for Special Loads Jun-88
 
Return to Top SECTION 16 Sign and Overhead Structures
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
Deleted

Deleted

May-05
 
Return to Top SECTION 17 Railroads
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
17-100 General Apr-89
17-101 Correspondence with Railroads Mar-89
17-102 Railroad Standard Drawings Mar-89
17-105 This section is under construction, please contact Raj Mangat with any questions.  
17-106 This section is under construction, please contact Raj Mangat with any questions.  
17-110 This section is under construction, please contact Raj Mangat with any questions.  
17-115 Railroad Bridges Superstructure Depths Mar-91
17-120 Special Requirements of Railroad Companies Jan-91
17-121 Western Pacific Railroad Company Apr-89
17-125 Drainage at Overheads May-89
17-130 Railroad Live Loading and Impact Apr-89
17-135 Surcharge from Railroad Loading May-89
17-140 SPT Co Supplemental Requirements to Chapter 8 AREA Specifications Aug-89
 
Return to Top SECTION 18 Drainage and Utilities
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
18-1 Bridge Deck Drainage Jun-89
18-1 Bridge Deck Drainage (Metric) Sep-96
18-1 Bridge Deck Drainage Sep-09
18-2 Utilities and Openings for Future Utilities In Bridge Feb-90
18-2 Utilities and Openings for Future Utilities In Bridge (Metric) Jul-96
18-2 Attachment Encroachments on Bridges Feb-90
18-2 Attachment Encroachments on Bridges (Metric) Jul-96
18-3 Supply Lines, Communication Conduit and Sprinkler Control Conduit on Bridges Dec-90
 
Return to Top SECTION 19 Estimating
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
 

No Items Are Currently In This Section

 
Return to Top SECTION 20 Seismic
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
20-1 Seismic Design Methodology Jul-10
20-1 Attachment 1 Seismic References Jul-10
20-2 Site Seismicity for Temporary Bridge and Stage Construction May-11
20-3 Restrainers at Support Joints Jul-08
20-4 Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for Bridges in California Jun-10
20-4 Attachment A Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for Bridges in California Jun-10
20-5 Identifying Seismic Design Criteria In The General Notes May-10
20-6 Seismic Strength of Concrete Bridge Superstructures Aug-01
20-6 Attachment 1 Demand Procedure (Metric) Aug-01
20-6 Attachment 2 Capacity Procedure (Metric) Aug-01
20-8 Analysis of Ordinary Bridges that Cross Faults Jan-13
20-9 Splices in Bar Reinforcing Steel (Metric) Aug-01
20-9 Attachment 1 Strain Requirements in an Ultimate Splice (Metric) Aug-01
20-10 Implementation Memo Mar-13
20-10 Fault Rupture Jan-13
20-11 Establishing Bridge Seismic Design Criteria (Metric) Jan-99
20-12 Implementation Memo Mar-13
20-12 Seismic Design Criteria for Bridge Widenings Apr-13
20-13 Tsunami Hazard Guidelines Jan-10
20-14 Quantifying the Impacts of Soil Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading on Project Delivery Jul-08
20-14 Attachment 1 Quantifying the Impacts of Soil Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading on Project Deliver Jul-08
20-15 Soil Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading Analysis Guidelines Jul-08
20-15 Attachment 1 Analysis Details For Bents Jul-08
20-16 Seismic Safety Peer Review Jun-09
 
Return to Top SECTION 21 Miscellaneous
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
21-19 Guidelines for Clearance to Construction Operations Mar-89
21-19 Guidelines for Clearance to Construction Operations (Metric) Jul-96
21-19 Attachment 1 Footing Excavation Mar-89
21-19 Attachment 1 Footing Excavation (Metric) Jul-96
21-19 Attachment 2 Pile Driving and Drilling Small CIDH Piles Mar-89
21-19 Attachment 2 Pile Driving and Drilling Small CIDH Piles (Metric) Jul-96
21-19 Attachment 3 Column Construction Mar-89
21-19 Attachment 3 Column Construction (Metric) Jul-96
21-35 Limits of Widths of Bridge Superstructures Nov-88
21-35 Limits of Widths of Bridge Superstructures (Metric) Jul-96
21-47 Lightweight Concrete Mar-86
21-52 Architectural Treatment of Walls and Columns Sep-93
21-52 Attachment 1 Architectural Treatment of Walls and Columns Sep-93
 
Return to Top SECTION 22 Sound Walls
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
22-1 Sound Wall Design Criteria (Metric) Aug-04
22-2 Soundwall Load Distribution (Metric) Feb-04
22-5 Sound Wall Plans Format for Projects by Office of Structure Design Nov-88
22-10 Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Masonry Block Detail Sheets Jun-89
22-10 Attachment Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Detail Sheets - Masonry Block Jun-89
22-20 Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Precast Concrete Panel Detail Sheets Jun-89
22-20 Attachment Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Detail Sheets - Precast Concrete Panel Jun-89
22-25 Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall-Wood Plank,Plywood Sheet and Framed Plywood Panel Detail Sheets Jun-89
22-25 Attachment Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Detail Sheets - Wood Plank, Plywood Sheet and Framed Plywood Panel Jun-89
22-30 Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall-Composite Plaster Panel Detail Sheets Jun-89
22-30 Attachment Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Detail Sheets - Composite Plaster Panel Jun-89
22-35 Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Ribbed Steel Panels Detail Sheets Jun-89
22-35 Attachment Instructions for Using Standard Sound Wall Detail Sheets - Ribbed Steel Panels Jun-89
22-50 Sound Wall - Concrete Masonry Blocks Dec-88
22-55 Sound Wall - Design Weight - Concrete Masonry Block Nov-88
 
Return to Top SECTION 23 Underground Structures
Section: Title: Date of Memo:
23-1 Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert Design Dec-92
23-1 Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert Design (Metric) Mar-98