This training guide was prepared for use by bridge maintenance crews and other personnel responsible for inspecting and maintaining bridges on county and local agency roads. The contents are presented in three sections. The first section, General Considerations, covers legal issues, safety, environment/permits, preventive maintenance, and types of bridges. The next section, Planning, addresses inspection, program development, and defining the maintenance activity. The final section, Activities, presents guidelines for the inspection and maintenance of work zone traffic control, signs and energy-absorbing devices, approaches, substructures, superstructures, beam spans, decks, railings, waterways, culverts and related appurtenances, and cleaning and painting. A glossary is provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The NACE Training Guides were first published in 1974 and were revised and updated in 1986.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of County Engineers

    440 First Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-94-P-00740
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 27 1996 12:00AM