These specifications are intended to serve as a standard or guide for the preparation of State specifications and for reference by bridge engineers. Primarily, the specifications set forth minimum requirements which are consistent with current practice, and certain modifications may be necessary to suit local conditions. They apply to ordinary highway bridges and supplemental specifications may be required for unusual types and for bridges with spans longer than 500 feet. The specifications are presented in three divisions: (I) Design; (I-A) Seismic Design; and (II) Construction. Division I contains the following sections: (1) General Provisions; (2) General Features of Design; (3) Loads; (4) Foundations; (5) Retaining Walls; (6) Culverts; (7) Substructures; (8) Reinforced Concrete; (9) Prestressed Concrete; (10) Structural Steel; (11) Aluminum Design; (12) Soil-Corrugated Metal Structure Interaction Systems; (13) Wood Structures; (14) Elastomeric Bearings; (15) TFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) Bearing Surface; (16) Steel Tunnel Liner Plates; (17) Soil-Reinforced Concrete Structure Interaction Systems; (18) Soil-Thermoplastic Pipe Interaction Systems; (19) Pot Bearings; and (20) Disc Bearings. Division I-A contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Symbols and Definitions; (3) General Requirements; (4) Analysis Requirements; (5) Design Requirements for Bridges in Seismic Performance Category A; (6) Design Requirements for Bridges in Seismic Performance Category B; and (7) Design Requirements for Bridges in Seismic Performance Categories C and D. Division II contains the following sections: (1) Structure Excavation and Backfill; (2) Removal of Existing Structures; (3) Temporary Works; (4) Driven Foundation Piles; (5) Drilled Piles and Shafts; (6) Ground Anchors; (7) Earth Retaining Systems; (8) Concrete Structures; (9) Reinforcing Steel; (10) Prestressing; (11) Steel Structures; (12) Steel Grid Flooring; (13) Painting; (14) Stone Masonry; (15) Concrete Block and Brick Masonry; (16) Timber Structures; (17) Preservative Treatment of Wood; (18) Bearing Devices; (19) Bridge Deck Joint Seals; (20) Railings; (21) Waterproofing; (22) Slope Protection; (23) Miscellaneous Metal; (24) Pneumatically Applied Mortar; (25) Steel and Concrete Tunnel Liners; (26) Metal Culverts; (27) Concrete Culverts; (28) Wearing Surfaces; and (29) Embedment Anchors. Appendices are: A--Live Load Tables; B--Truck Train Loadings; C--Columns; D--Plastic Section Modulus; and E--Metric Equivalents and Expressions. An Index is provided, followed by a Commentary which offers further explanation of the revisions provided in the 1996 edition.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 756 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00725591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1560510404
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1996 12:00AM