AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration

The AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration is a joint effort between the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) with representatives from state departments of transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, academia, and various industries related to steel bridge deslgn, fabrication and inspection. The mission of the Collaboration is to provide a forum where professionals can work together to improve and achieve the quality and value of steel bridges through standardization of design, fabrication and erection. View a list of the task group chairs here. Please find below: upcoming events, standards and documents

AASHTO/NSBA Upcoming Events


Each standard represents the consensus of a diverse group of professionals. It is intended that owners adopt and implement Collaboration standards in their entirety to facilitate the achievement of standardization. It is understood, however, that local statues or preferences may prevent full adoption of the document. In such cases Owners should adopt these documents with the expectations they feel are necessary. The below files are also available for download from the AASHTO Bookstore.

G1.1-2000, Shop Detail Drawing Review/Approval Guidelines
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASDDRAG-1

G1.2-2003, Design Drawing Presentation Guidelines
AASHTO Publication Code NSBADDPG-1

G1.3-2002, Shop Detail Drawing Presentation Guidelines
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASDDP-1

G1.4-2006, Guidelines for Design Details
AASHTO Publication Code NSBAGDD-1

S2.1-2008, Steel Bridge Fabrication Guide Specification
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASBF-2

S4.1-2002, Steel Bridge Fabrication QC/QA Guide Specification
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASBFQC-1

G4.2-2006, Recommendations for the Qualification of Structural Bolting Inspectors
AASHTO Publication Code NSBAQSBI-1

G4.4-2006, Sample Owners Quality Assurance Manual
AASHTO Publication Code NSBAOQA-1

S8.1-2014, Guide Specification for Application of Coating Systems with Zinc-Rich Primers to Steel Bridges
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASBCS-3

G9.1-2004, Steel Bridge Bearing Design and Detailing Guidelines
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASBB-1

S10.1-2014, Steel Bridge Erection Guide Specification
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASBEGS-2
full size sample erection plans only

G12.1-2003, Guidelines for Design for Constructability
AASHTO Publication Code NSBAGDC-2

G13.1-2014 Guidelines for Steel Girder Bridge Analysis
AASHTO Publication Code NSBASGBA-2-OL