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PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS

PennDOT staff are responsible for reviewing submissions such as: Type, Size and Location (TS&L); foundation submissions; final plans; value engineering; pile hammer approvals and more.

 

BRIDGE STANDARD DRAWINGS & Resources

Bridge Design, BD-600M Series (Pub. 218M) — 2 viewing options:

Bridge Construction, BC-700M Series (Pub. 219M) — 2 viewing options:

Low-Cost Hardwood Glulam Timber Bridge Design, BLC-560 Series (Pub. 6M) — 2 viewing options:

Approved Bridge and Structure Products (PDF)

Design Manual, Part 4 — Structures (DM-4) (Pub. 15M)

**annotations indicate where Strike-Off Letters have made changes to the current edition of the manual (revisions are not incorporated).

 

SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

 PennDOT LRFD and Engineering Programs

Accepted Commercially Available or Consultant Developed Software (PDF)

 

ENGINEERING SPREADSHEETS

Integral Abutment Design Spreadsheet

Integral Abutment Version 2.1 (October 2014) (xlsm)
 

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design Spreasheet

User's Manual (PDF); Design Spreadsheet (April 2015) (xlsx)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) — PennDOT Gusset Plate Analysis and Rating

FHWA 2009 Gusset Plate Load Rating PennDOT (ppsx)

FHWA Gusset Plate Webinar (ppsx); Gusset LFR Chat (revised) (doc)

PennDOT TGPAR Spreadsheet: Figures (PDF); Instructions (PDF); Method of Solution (PDF); Summary of TGPAR v1.0, 1.01 & 2.0 Revisions (PDF); TGPA Rv1.01 (xls); TGPA Rv2.0 (xls)

PennDOT Truss Example: Shop Drawings (PDF) and Spreadsheet  (xls)

FHWA Guidance Example (xls); FHWA Hand Calculations vs PennDOT TGPAR Spreadsheet (PDF)

PennDOT SOL 431-09-02 (Revisions to Pub. 238 "Bridge Inspection Manual", Chapters 3 and 6) (PDF)

 

 

e-Notifications

Active e-Notifications for Bridge Design (Pub 218M) (PDF)

Archived e-Notifications for Bridge Design (Pub 218M, 2010 Edition through Change 3) (PDF)

Archived e-Notifications for Bridge Design (Pub 218M, 2003 Edition and its Changes 1 through 6) (PDF)