A manual consisting of 65 bridge maintenance procedures and standards was developed for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during development of the Department's Bridge Maintenance System. Research to determine the need for, and potential usage of the procedures and standards was conducted through interviewing Department personnel; observing work being performed by Department bridge maintenance crews; a survey of the procedures and standards of other states; and a literature search. A standardized format for the procedures and standards was developed in conjunction with the Department. Individual procedures were developed with coordination and review by the Department. The format provides an activity description; reference to other documents such as standard specifications; methods and procedures; labor, equipment and material requirements; and a productivity standard. Appropriate schematic drawings are included where pertinent. Productivity standards were developed based on available data, work experience of the author and review by Department personnel. A significant difference from usual management systems was intended in that reporting information was to refer only to 65 specific Bridge Maintenance System (BMS) activities. The concept was revised by the Department and the 65 activities were regrouped under 26 activities in the Maintenance and Operations Resource Information System (MORIS).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    2921 Telstar Court
    Falls Church, VA  United States  20590

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Special Studies, P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rissel, M C
    • Taylor, J P
    • Vollmer, R J
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-89-39+86-08
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM