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SCDOT Bridge Design Manual by South Carolina Department of Transportation

The SCDOT Bridge Design Manual has been developed to provide engineers with the Department’s standard bridge design policies and practices. Engineers should attempt to meet all of the criteria presented in the Manual, while fulfilling the Department’s mission of providing a safe and efficient transportation system for the State. However, the criteria presented in the Manual should not be considered as a standard that must be met in all circumstances. Engineers must consider economic impacts, aesthetics, and the social and cultural resources of the project area and request modifications to the criteria when conditions warrant. Because it is impossible to address every issue that bridge engineers will encounter, sound engineering judgment must be exercised when conditions arise that are not specifically covered in the Manual.

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