BDTM.96 - Load Rating, Posting, and Strengthening - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 11:53:56 AM

To all:

Please be advised that the following Bridge Design Technical Memorandum (BDTM) has been approved by the Bridge Design Engineer Administrator and published on the DOTD Bridge Design Section website for implementation at:

The BDTM index has been updated and posted as well.

BDTM.96 – Load Rating, Posting and Strengthening - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)


This BDTM publishes the procedure to be used by design engineers when performing load ratings for on-system bridges (except for on-system timber bridges). This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been developed to minimize the number of posted bridges.

This email notification is distributed to all DOTD in-house bridge designers, consultant firms on the DOTD solicitation list, and those copied on the BDTM memo.

If you are listed as the Principle-In-Charge for a consultant firm, please inform your design staff of this BDTM. Thank you.

Kelly M. Kemp, P.E.
Bridge and Structural Design Section
LA Dept. of Transportation and Development
Office: (225) 379-1809
Quick Dial (Internal): 3-1809

Please do not reply to this e-mail from MyDOTD. The originating e-mail account is not monitored by Consultant Contract Services (CCS). If you need assistance with the information in this email, please contact Kelly Kemp directly.