Chapter 1: General Information

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Section 1: Overview

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This manual provides general guidelines for use by bridge designers and technicians. It is intended neither to be all inclusive, nor to replace the judgment of the design engineers or detailers. All details are provided as examples only and are not intended to accurately reflect any particular structure. The conventions provided within this manual should assist in producing consistent plans.

The manual will be added to and updated on a periodic basis. Any errors or recommendations should be forwarded to the Director of Bridge Design.

The information in this manual is based on American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ( AASHTO) Standard and Interim Specifications that have been modified to incorporate Bridge Division standard practices.

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