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Title: RE: Bridge Design Fees


TSPE is the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  They publish curves of suggested fees as a percentage of construction cost.  The curves are very similar to what you will find in ASCE Manual 45.  For most bridges, you will find that these curves recommend 6% to 10% of construction cost, which validates my previous post.


Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

"Less expensive than Polhemus"

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Karim Hosseinzadeh [mailto:jamkar(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 1999 2:57 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Bridge Design Fees

Thank you Bill Polhemus and Stan Caldwel for your inputs. They were very
helpful. Bill, would you please tell me what  "TSPE" is.
Karim Hosseinzadeh, SE

From: Bill Polhemus <polhemus(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Bridge Design Fees
Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 2:21 PM

Too small.  WAY too small.  Check out the TSPE design fee curves.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Caldwell, Stan [mailto:scaldwell(--nospam--at)]
    Sent: Friday, April 02, 1999 2:42 PM
    To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
    Subject: RE: Bridge Design Fees

    For non-seismic areas, I recommend a fee of at least 6% of construction
cost.  If the bridge is "small" or unusually complicated, you might need as
much as 10% of construction cost.

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