The Bridge Design Service consists of three Design Sections. These Sections are responsible for the design and development of construction documents for major highway structures on the Arizona State Highway System. The Bridge Design Sections also review and approve all structural plans for State or Federally funded highway projects submitted by consultants; maintain a publication of Standard Drawings for highway structures and compile and disseminate information on bridge design, detailing practice and structure cost. The Sections review and approve shop drawings, arrange for inspection of structural steel fabrication, and provide post-design services to the Districts on construction projects.
Each design section has been assigned the responsibility to handle all structural issues for their assigned geographic regions within the state as indicated on the map of Arizona
. Each design section is responsible for corridor planning, local government projects, and policy issues. Each project will have a Bridge Project Engineer assigned to it who will be responsible for issues pertaining to their assigned projects. Design Sections are assigned to various technical committees of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures.