Metric Plan Reading Course

This Plan Reading Course was developed by the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering of Iowa State University under contract with the Iowa Highway Research' Board, Project HR-324. It is intended to be an instructional tool for Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), county and municipal employees within the state of Iowa. Under this contract, a previous Plan Reading Course, prepared for the Iowa State Highway Commission in 1965, has been completely revised using a new format, new plans, updated specifications, and new material. This course is a self-taught course consisting of two parts; Highway Plans, and Bridge and Culvert Plans. Each part consists of a self-instruction book, a set of plans, a question booklet, and an answer booklet. This is the self-instruction book for the Bridge and Culvert Plans part of the course. The example structures included in this part of the course are a prestressed concrete beam bridge and a reinforced concrete box culvert. The accompanying plans for those structures are: BRIDGE ON U.S. 65 - OVER RELOCATED U.S. 18 - This is a 70.5 m x 27.3 m pretensioned, prestressed concrete beam bridge in Cerro Gordo County, Design No. 1895, September 1996; and REINF. CONC. BOX CULVERT, 2.4 m x 1.5 m x 66.2 m, Cerro Gordo County, Design No. 895, April 1996.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary;
  • Pagination: 78p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HR-324
  • Created Date: Jan 17 2019 9:31AM