Bridge Design Details

The Bridge Design Detailing Manual guidelines listed below are developed and maintained by the Structure Design Detailing Technical Committee within the Division of Engineering Services (DES).  These standard guidelines, examples and checklists assist engineers and detailers to produce Preliminary Design Studies, Contract Plans and other detailing related standards.  Updates and additions to the manual will be on an as needed basis.

 

The email to request missing files on our page is: Bridge.Design.Detailing@dot.ca.gov

 
BDD Chapter 1

1.1


 

1.1 General Detailing (PDF)

1.1 Attachment 1A.1 Decimal of a Foot Equivalents (PDF)

1.1 Attachment 1A.2 Useful Angles (PDF)

1.1 Attachment 1A.3 CADD Shortcut Keys (PDF)

1.1 Attachment 1B Advance Planning Study Detailing Examples (PDF)

1.2

1.2 Abbreviations (PDF)

1.3

1.3 Titles and Borders (PDF)

1.4


 

1.4 Log of Test Borings Modifications (PDF)

1.4 Attachment 1C Log of Test Boring Detailing Examples (PDF)

1.5

1.5 Use of Standard Plans (PDF)

 1.5 Attachment 1D List of Standard Plans

1.6

1.6 Use of Bridge Standard Detail Sheets (XS-SHEETS) (PDF)

 1.6 Attachment 1E Use of Bridge Standard Detail Sheets (XS-SHEETS) (PDF)

1.7

1.7 Use of CADD Cells or Components (PDF)

1.19

1.19 Late Plan Changes (PDF)

1.19 Attachment 1F Late Plan Changes (PDF) (PDF)

1.20


 

1.20 Revisions to Contract Plans (PDF)

1.20 Attachment 1G Change Order Detailing Examples (PDF)

1.21

1.21 AS-BUILT Plan Corrections (PDF)

BDD Chapter 2

2.1

2.1 Bridge Layout (PDF)

2.2

2.2 Vertical Curves (PDF)

2.3


 

2.3 Rate of Change of Vertical Curves (PDF)

2.3 Attachment 2A Vertical Curve Formula (PDF)

2.3 Attachment 2B Middle Ordinate Formula (PDF)

2.3 Attachment 2C High Point/Low Point Formula (PDF)

2.3 Attachment 2D Vertical Curve Calculations (PDF)

2.4


 

2.4 Horizontal Curves (PDF)

2.4 Attachment 2E Horizontal Curve Equations (PDF)

2.4 Attachment 2F Tangent Offset for Circular Curves (PDF)

2.4 Attachment 2G Parabolic Curve Flares (PDF)

2.5


 

2.5 Horizontal Alignment (PDF)

2.5 Attachment 2H Develop Horizontal Alignment Stations (PDF)

2.5 Attachment 2I Horizontal Alignment Examples (PDF)

2.5 Attachment 2J Projecting Parallel Horizontal Alignment Example (PDF)

BDD Chapter 3

3.1


 

3.1 General Plan (PDF)

3.1 Attachment 3A General Plan Detailing Examples (PDF)

3.2

3.2 Milestone Notations & Borders (PDF)

3.3


 

3.3 Index to Plans & Standard Plan List (PDF)

3.3 Attachment 3B Index to Plans Detailing Example (PDF)

3.4


 

3.4 Structure Plans (PDF)

3.4 Attachment 3C Structure Plan Detailing Examples (PDF)

3.5

3.5 Falsework Requirements (PDF)

3.6

3.6 Structure Identification (PDF)

BDD Chapter 4

4.1


 

4.1 Deck Contours (PDF)

4.1 Attachment 4A Deck Contours Detailing Examples (PDF)

4.2

Scale Contour Sheets (PDF)

BDD Chapter 5

5.1


 

5.1 Foundation Plan (PDF)

5.1 Attachment 5A Footing Layout Information (PDF)

5.1 Attachment 5B Deck Contours Detailing Examples (PDF)

5.2

5.2 Special Earthwork (PDF)

BDD Chapter 11

11.1


 

11.1 Steel Girder Bridge (PDF)

11.1 Attachment 11A Steel Girder Bridge Detailing Examples (PDF)

11.2

11.2 Standard Steel Product Designation (PDF)

11.3


 

11.3 Complete Joint Penetration & Partial Joint Penetration Groove Welds (PDF)

11.3 Attachment 11B American Welding Society Symbols (PDF)

11.4

11.4 Control Dimension “Y” on Steel Girders (PDF)

 11.5 11.5 Cross Frames with Lateral Bracing (PDF)

11.6

11.6 Retrofit Hardware (PDF)

BDD Chapter 12

12..1


 


 

12.1 Railroads (PDF)

12.1 Attachment 12A Railroad Details (PDF)

12.1 Attachment 12B Railroad Submittal Detailing Examples (PDF)

 Appendix 1-16
  Chapter 1 Checklist*
 Chapter 2 Checklist
 Chapter 3 Checklist
 Chapter 4 Checklist*
 Chapter 5 Checklist
 Chapter 6 Checklist*
 Chapter 7 Checklist*
 Chapter 8 Checklist*
 Chapter 9 Checklist*
 Chapter 10 Checklist*
 Chapter 11 Checklist
 Chapter 12 Checklist
 Chapter 13 Checklist*
 Chapter 14 Checklist*
 Chapter 15 Checklist*
 Chapter 16 Checklist*