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CORRECTION: I stated that AASHTO has an “all inclusive” LRFD design document (for bridges) that covers everything from foundations to the tip of the superstructure, using uniform loading criteria.


“Deflections” are yet one more “limit state.” IMO, focusing on those, when you have a dozen other limit states to check as well, and about that many load cases whether ASD or LRFD, is simplistic at best.


From: Wesley Werner [mailto:wwerner(--nospam--at)]

If there were service checks developed for LRFD, as Bill P seems to suggest AASHTO has done,