With improvements in materials properties and fabrication practices, single-piece pretensioned bridge girders are becoming increasingly slender, which has resulted in an increasing number of girders that cannot be safely lifted or transported without significant post-design re-engineering and/or special attention during construction. Accordingly, state agencies and industry groups have issued safety warnings to bridge girder stakeholders. Until now, the safety and well-being of girders has been the exclusive domain of the fabricator. However, with the anticipated changes to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications coming in 2018, all stakeholders will be explicitly required to ensure that girder handling and stability are part of their design scope. This includes the engineer of record, who will need to include lifting and handling as part of the initial design criteria for the girder.