Guide Bridge Special Provisions

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Guide Bridge Special Provisions (GBSP)

GBSP's have been developed by IDOT's Bureau of Bridges and Structures in an effort to simplify the work involved in producing Special Provisions for items of work commonly associated with the design and construction of structures.

Special Instructions: The current GBSP's are available for download. Users can download individual or all files. To download an individual file to your hard drive click the link with the right mouse button, then choose "save target as." To view the file, click the link with the left mouse button. Files are in Adobe PDF format.

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Revised: April 30, 2021
Effective: as of June 11, 2021 letting

GBSP NO.Title Effective DateRevised Date
N/AIndex/Check Sheet 04/30/2021
4Polymer Modified Portland Cement Mortar06/07/199404/01/2016
12Drainage System6/10/199406/24/2015
13High Load Multi-Rotational Bearings10/13/198804/30/2021
14Jack and Remove Existing Bearings04/20/199404/13/2018
15Three Sided Precast Concrete Structure7/12/199412/21/2016
16Jacking Existing Superstructure1/11/199304/13/2018
18Modular Expansion Joint5/19/199410/23/2020
21Cleaning and Painting Contact Surface Areas of Existing Steel Structures6/30/200310/23/2020
25Cleaning and Painting Existing Steel Structures10/2/200110/23/2020
26Containment and Disposal of Lead Paint Cleaning Residues10/2/200104/22/2016
28Deck Slab Repair5/15/199504/13/2018
29Bridge Deck Microsilica Concrete Overlay5/15/199504/30/2021
30Bridge Deck Latex Concrete Overlay5/15/199504/30/2021
31Bridge Deck High-Reactivity Metakaolin (HRM) Concrete Overlay1/21/200004/30/2021
33Pedestrian Truss Superstructure1/13/199810/23/2020
34Concrete Wearing Surface6/23/199410/04/2016
45Bridge Deck Thin Polymer Overlay5/7/199702/06/2013
51Pipe Underdrain for Structures5/17/200010/23/2020
53Structural Repair of Concrete3/15/200608/09/2019
55Erection of Curved Steel Structures6/1/2007 
56Setting Piles in Rock11/14/199610/23/2020
59Diamond Grinding and Surface Testing Bridge Sections12/6/200404/30/2021
60Containment and Disposal of Non-Lead Paint Cleaning Residues11/25/200404/22/2016
61Slipform Parapet6/1/200703/01/2019
67Structural Assessment Reports for Contractor’s Means and Methods3/6/200910/05/2015
71Aggregate Column Ground Improvement1/15/200910/15/2011
72Bridge Deck Fly Ash or GGBF Slag Concrete Overlay1/18/201104/30/2021
75Bond Breaker for Prestressed Concrete Bulb-T Beams4/19/201210/23/2020
78Bridge Deck Construction10/22/201312/21/2016
79Bridge Deck Grooving (Longitudinal)12/29/201403/29/2017
81Membrane Waterproofing System for Buried Structures10/04/201603/01/2019
82Metallizing of Structural Steel10/04/201610/20/2017
83Hot Dip Galvanizing For Structural Steel 10/04/201610/20/2017
85Micropiles4/19/199610/23/2020
86Drilled Shafts10/5/201510/04/2016
87Lightweight Cellular Concrete Fill11/11/200104/01/2016
88Corrugated Structural Plate Structures04/22/201604/13/2018
89Preformed Pavement Joint Seal10/04/201610/23/2020
90Three Sided Precast Concrete Structure (Special)12/21/201604/13/2018
91Crosshole Sonic Logging Testing of Drilled Shafts04/20/201608/09/2019
92Thermal Integrity Profile Testing of Drilled Shafts04/20/2016
93Preformed Bridge Joint Seal12/21/201610/23/2020
94Warranty for Cleaning and Painting Steel Structures03/03/200011/24/2004
96Erection of Bridge Girders Over or Adjacent to Railroads08/09/2019