Data collected during federally mandated bridge inspections are a valuable resource. Evaluations based on these data influence levels of federal funding and determine types of funding uses. Nevertheless, the states and other owners have significant flexibility in selecting bridges for replacement and rehabilitation. Methods are needed for analyzing the data to facilitate bridge management functions and long-range planning related to replacement, rehabilitation, and maintenance. In this paper research efforts to develop methods to enhance use of North Carolina inspection data by evaluating bridges based on deficiency, as related to acceptable and desirable levels of service, are described. Methods of assigning priorities are also introduced. The long-range goal of the research is to develop a maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement priority system with the capability of estimating future funding needs.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Bridge maintenance management, corrosion control, heating, and deicing chemicals
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037182
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM