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Archived Structures Manuals

2021 Structures Manual

The Structures Manual can be accessed online or by downloading and installing it on your computer. Both methods are available below.

Read the Distribution Memo before viewing or downloading the Structures Manual

Distribution Memo October 27, 2020

Distribution Memo November 10, 2020

Please note the following differences between online viewing versus downloading and installing:

Online:
Links between the Volumes will malfunction and viewing may be slower depending on internet speed.

Installed Version:
This is the recommended method of viewing the Structures Manual.
Downloading and running the executable file does the following:
 - Saves all Volumes and Appendices in a single folder which allows navigation between PDFs.
 - Adds an icon on your desktop which you can then click to launch the Structures Manual.
Launching the Structures Manual with the icon opens the Introduction PDF which includes links to each Volume.
Administrative privileges may be required to run the executable file (Contact your local IT support specialist for guidance).
Instructions are provided below to manually accomplish the installation without running the executable file.

Frequently Asked Questions

2021 Structures Manual Revision History

Links to view the Structures Manual online:

VolumeDescription
 Introduction
  
1Structures Design Guidelines
 Appendix 1A - Attachment to Structures
 Appendix 8A
 Appendix 8B
 Appendix 8C
 Appendix 8D
 Appendix 8E
 Appendix 8F
  
2Structures Detailing Manual
 Structures Detailing Manual Examples
  
3FDOT Modifications to LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals (LRFDLTS-1)
  
4Fiber Reinforced Polymer Guidelines (FRPG)

 

Link to install the Structures Manual on your computer:

FDOT Structures ManualClick Here to Download the FDOT Structures Manual - January 2021 (38.1MB)

Instructions to manually install the Structures Manual without downloading and running the executable file:

 1. Create a folder named: "2021 StructuresManual", (include only the text and underbars between the " " quote marks).
 2. Open each PDF file from the links above and select "save as", to save the file in the folder created in step 1.
 3. DO NOT change the file or folder names, as this will cause the links to malfunction. The folder/file structure specified above replicates the folder structure and format provided in the executable, allowing the links to function properly.
 4. If desired, a shortcut may be created to link to the Structures Manual Introduction PDF, which will then operate much like the downloaded .exe version. Otherwise, the PDF files can be accessed from the 2021 Structures Manual folder.

Note that saving the files in this fashion will not automatically create the FDOT Structures Manual shortcut icon on your desktop or start menu. Once downloaded, if any modifications are made to the files they are no longer considered an official document. The only accepted official version of the Structures Manual is the original document(s) that are provided on the Structures Manual Website.