Structure and Bridge Division

Manual of the Structure and Bridge

The standards, details, and design aids included in the various parts of Manual of the Structure and Bridge Division are provided for informational purposes only. VDOT does not warranty any of the information contained therein. It is the responsibility of the designer/engineer to perform adequate checks to ensure that the designs, details, calculations are adequate/appropriate for the specific design with the applicable specifications.

Refer to the memoranda with each part of Manual of the Structure and Bridge Division for updates on information on new issues, revisions and other miscellaneous information. All the files are in pdf format.

MicroStation DGN files are included as file attachments to the PDF files for  Part 3 thru Part 8 and Part 12.
NOTE: ALWAYS CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. For reference, last release/revision dates as shown below.  To report links not working or discrepancies, email

Part 1 Preface – Manual Overview and Use PDF  04/30/19

Part 2 Design Aids - Typical Details  PDF | ZIP File  04/30/19

Part 3 Current Details  PDF  04/30/19

Part 4 Prestressed Concrete Beam Standards PDF  10/31/18

Part 5 Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Member Standards  PDF  08/08/18
Part 6 Cast-In-Place Concrete Slab Spans  PDF  03/10/15

Part 7 Steel Plate Girder Standards  PDF  10/31/18               
Part 8 Steel Beam with Timber Deck Superstructure Standards PDF  03/10/15
Parts 1-8 Partial Manual Zip File  -  Download 117 MB (MicroStation DGN files not included)
Part 11 Geotechnical Manual for Structures PDF  02/03/2017
Part 12 Sound Walls - Architectural Treatment PDF  06/26/13
Other Structure and Bridge Manuals, Guides, IIM and Forms


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