Structure and Bridge Division

Manual of the Structure and Bridge Division

The standards, details and guidelines 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.  
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Part 1 - Preface – Manual Overview and Use PDF  4/28/2023

Part 2 - Design Guidelines PDF | ZIP File  4/28/2023

Part 3 - General Standards PDF  4/28/2023

Part 4Prestressed Concrete Beam Standards PDF  4/28/2023

Part 5 - Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Member Standards PDF  4/28/2023
Part 6Cast-In-Place Concrete Slab Spans PDF  4/28/2023

Part 7Steel Plate Girder Standards PDF  4/28/2023               
Part 8 - Steel Beam with Timber Deck Superstructure Standards PDF  4/28/2023
Part 12 - Sound Walls - Architectural Treatment PDF  4/28/2023
Other Structure and Bridge Manuals, Guides, IIM and Forms


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