BDTM.106 - Overhead Adhesive Anchor Sustained Tensile Load
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7:42:37 AM

To all:

Please be advised that the subject 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.

BDTM.106 - Overhead Adhesive Anchor Sustained Tensile Load

For quite a few years, largely due to the Boston Tunnel ceiling collapse in 2006, engineers have been advised to avoid installing adhesive anchor bolts for overhead applications where the anchor will see sustained tensile loads. This BDTM officially documents a policy prohibiting such installations for LA DOTD structures.

This email notification and BDTM are distributed to all DOTD in-house and consultant bridge designers.

This email notification is copied to those copied on the BDTM, and to Consultant Contracts Services staff in order to distribute the e-mail and BDTM to consultant firms on the DOTD solicitation list. 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

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