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Structures Manual Introduction

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2021 Structures Manual Revision History

Volume 1 - Structures Design Guidelines (SDG)

Volume 1 Structures Design Guidelines
  SDG Appendix 1A
  SDG Appendix 8A
  SDG Appendix 8B
  SDG Appendix 8C
  SDG Appendix 8D
  SDG Appendix 8E
  SDG Appendix 8F

Volume 2 - Structures Detailing Manual (SDM)

Volume 2 Structures Detailing Manual
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Volume 3 - FDOT Modifications to LRFDLTS-1 

Volume 3 FDOT Modifications to LRFDLTS-1

Volume 4 - Fiber Reinforced Polymer Guidelines (FRPG) 

Volume 4 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Guidelines

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