PRESIDENT'S TASK FORCE ON BRIDGE SAFETY. COMMITTEE NO 3 REPORT

THE REPORT IS PRESENTED OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE WHICH WAS DIRECTED TO EVALUATE THE CONDITION OF HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY BRIDGES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THIS COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED SUBSEQUENT TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE SILVER BRIDGE IN THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY. BRIDGE INSPECTION PRACTICES OF ALL AGENCIES WERE INVESTIGATED THAT CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY BRIDGES. THE PROCEDURES ARE OUTLINED WHICH WERE FOLLOWED IN DEVELOPING INFORMATION REGARDING BRIDGES UNDER CONTROL OF STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS, THOSE WHICH ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OTHER UNITS OF COUNTY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, RAILROAD BRIDGES, TOLL BRIDGES, AND FEDERALLY OWNED BRIDGES FOR WHICH MANY DIFFERENT FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE RESPONSIBILITY. AN APPENDIX PRESENTS INFORMATION FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS WHICH PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRACTICES OF RAILROADS RELATING TO THE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF THEIR BRIDGES. PROGRESS IS BEING MADE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE BRIDGE INSPECTION MANUAL AND CRITERIA THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF THE ASHO BRIDGE COMMITTEE AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS AS DIRECTED BY THE 1968 FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 27 Pp, 6 TaB, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1969

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1994 12:00AM