BDTM.81.1 - Access System Design
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 4:06:30 PM
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 Active BDTMs Index and Archived BDTMs Index have been updated and posted.

BDTM Summary:
This BDTM revises and replaces BDTM.81 "Design of Ladders and Access Systems." The main revision is to allow a combination of stainless steel and aluminum in the Ladder Safety System fall arrestor. BDTM.81 required a completely stainless steel fall arrestor, which has been difficult to find lately.

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.

Kelly M. Kemp, P.E.
Assistant Bridge Design Administrator
Section 25 - Bridge and Structural Design Section - Unit 8
LA Dept. of Transportation and Development
Office: (225) 379-1809

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.