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.

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Revised: March 29, 2017
Effective: as of June 16, 2017 Letting

GBSP NO.Title Effective DateRevised Date
N/AIndex/Check Sheet 03/29/2017
4Polymer Modified Portland Cement Mortar6/7/199404/01/2016
12Drainage System6/10/199406/24/2015
13High Load Multi-Rotational Bearings10/13/198804/01/2016
14Jack and Remove Existing Bearings4/20/199401/01/2007
15Three Sided Precast Concrete Structure7/12/199412/21/2016
16Jacking Existing Superstructure1/11/199301/01/2007
17Bonded Preformed Joint Seal7/12/199401/01/2007
18Modular Expansion Joint5/19/199412/29/2014
21Cleaning and Painting Contact Surface Areas of Existing Steel Structures6/30/200305/18/2011
25Cleaning and Painting Existing Steel Structures10/2/200104/22/2016
26Containment and Disposal of Lead Paint Cleaning Residues10/2/200104/22/2016
28Deck Slab Repair5/15/199510/15/2011
29Bridge Deck Microsilica Concrete Overlay5/15/199504/01/2016
30Bridge Deck Latex Concrete Overlay5/15/199506/24/2015
31Bridge Deck High-Reactivity Metakaolin (HRM) Concrete Overlay1/21/200004/01/2016
33Pedestrian Truss Superstructure1/13/199812/29/2014
34Concrete Wearing Surface6/23/199410/04/2016
35Silicone Bridge Joint Sealer8/1/199510/15/2011
45Bridge Deck Thin Polymer Overlay5/7/199702/06/2013
51Pipe Underdrain for Structures5/17/200001/22/2010
53Structural Repair of Concrete3/15/200604/01/2016
55Erection of Curved Steel Structures6/1/2007 
56Setting Piles in Rock11/14/199604/01/2016
59Diamond Grinding and Surface Testing Bridge Sections12/6/200403/29/2017
60Containment and Disposal of Non-Lead Paint Cleaning Residues11/25/200404/22/2016
61Slipform Parapet6/1/200704/22/2016
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 Overlay1/18/201106/24/2015
75Bond Breaker for Prestressed Concrete Bulb-T Beams4/19/2012 
77Weep Hole Drains for Abutments, Wingwalls, Retaining Walls and Culverts4/19/201210/22/2013
78Bridge Deck Construction10/22/201312/21/2016
79Bridge Deck Grooving (Longitudinal)12/29/201403/29/2017
81Membrane Waterproofing for Buried Structures10/04/2016
82Metallizing of Structural Steel10/04/2016
83Hot Dip Galvanizing For Structural Steel 10/04/2016
85Micropiles4/19/199610/05/2015
86Drilled Shafts10/5/201510/04/2016
87Lightweight Cellular Concrete Fill11/11/200104/01/2016
88Corrugated Structural Plate Structures04/22/2016 
89Preformed Pavement Joint Seal10/04/2016
90Three Sided Precast Concrete Structure (Special)12/21/201603/29/2017
91Crosshole Sonic Logging Testing of Drilled Shafts04/20/2016
92Thermal Integrity Profile Testing of Drilled Shafts04/20/2016
93Preformed Bridge Joint Seal12/21/2016
94Warranty for Cleaning and Painting Steel Structures03/03/200011/24/2004