Task 34, FY 1988, "AASHTO/AWS Bridge Welding Code Commentary and Draft Fracture Control Plan" (Warren G. Alexander). In 1988, AASHTO and AWS jointly adopted and published the ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5-88 Bridge Welding Code, a new welding code for steel highway bridges. The objectives of Task 34 were to develop a commentary to the new code and to incorporate the welding related provisions of the 1978 AASHTO Guide Specifications for Nonredundant Fracture Critical Members into the code. The commentary has been completed and was published by AASHTO in early 1991. A final draft of the welding provisions for fracture critical members was submitted for review by AASHTO and AWS in August 1992, and all work is now completed.