State Bridge Design Publications

Standard Practice Memorandums
Date Subject Effective Date
10/03/2007 Chemical Anchors Immediately
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CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition
Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition (Full Download) (Rev. 09/23)
Bridge Design Manual Summary of Changes (Rev. 09/23)
Division 1 - Standard Design Practices and Procedures (Rev. 09/23)
Division 2 - Contract Plan Notes, Tables & Notices (Rev. 09/23)
Division 3 - Design Aids (Rev. 12/19)

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Merritt Parkway Bridge Restoration Guide

 Merritt Parkway Bridge Restoration Guide May 2002

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Guide Sheets
Detail Name Plan Sheets Revision Date Guide Specifications Design Computations Guides to Designers
 General Details
 UHPC Beam End Repairs - Partial Height  PDF DGN  04/07/2022 UHPC Beam End Repairs NA  Guide 
Roadway Structures
Side Mounted Sign Supports PDF 07/26/2023 Section 12.03 Side Mounted Sign Supports Instructions for use included on editable PDFs.
Camera Pole and Foundation PDF DGN 09/01/2009 Foundation Calculations Package  Guide
Portable Variable Message Sign PDF DGN 09/01/2009 Foundation NA NA
Extruded Aluminum Sign Panel Details PDF 08/22/2023 Form 818 NA Instructions for use included on editable PDFs.
Mast Arm Assembly
PDF 07/21/2023 Mast Arm Assembly NA Instructions for use included on editable PDFs.
 Steel Span Pole PDF 07/21/2023 Steel Span Pole  NA Instructions for use included on editable PDFs.
Bridge Joint Details
Asphaltic Plug Joint PDF DGN 12/09/2020  Owned Special Provision NA NA
Preformed Joint Seal PDF DGN 10/23/2020  Owned Special Provision Joint Selection NA
Strip Seal PDF DGN 05/01/2019  Owned Special Provision NA NA
Bridge Rail Details
Single Slope Parapet PDF DGN 12/31/2019 NA NA NA
F-Shape Parapet PDF DGN 12/31/2019 NA NA NA
Vertical Shape Parapet at Sidewalk PDF DGN 12/31/2019 NA NA NA
Vertical Shape Parapet PDF DGN 12/31/2019 NA NA NA
 Metal Bridge Rail - Handrail PDF DGN 12/31/2019 NA NA NA
 3-Tube Curb Mounted Bridge Rail PDF DGN 03/09/2021 3-Tube Bridge Rail NA NA

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Guide Special Provisions
Item Number Item Name Revision Date
0502195A Temporary Bridge N/A
0601424A Portable VMS Support Foundation N/A
0904487A Metal Bridge Rail (Handrail) NA
0913952A Protective Fence (5' High) NA
0974105A Concrete Haunch Removal 10/10/2002
1112217A Camera Lowering Device Assembly - Type B 03/16/2010

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Archived Publications
Standard Practice Memorandums
Paraffin Coated Joints 06/06/2005 
HMA Overlay on Bridge Decks 09/27/2006
Temporary Sheet Piling & Stainless Steel Anchor Bolts 04/02/2007
Structural Steel 11/20/2007 
LRFD Seismic Design 11/26/2008
Pile Foundations 02/03/2009
New Strip Seal Expansion Joint System 06/09/2010
Load Rating to be Performed using LRFR 01/26/2011 
Bridge Design Manual
CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition Rev. 03/2009 
CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition Rev. 02/2011
CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition Rev. 04/2019
CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition Rev. 12/2019
CTDOT Bridge Design Manual - 2003 Edition Rev. 12/2022

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