INCREASED ATTENTION NEEDED TO INSURE THAT BRIDGES DO NOT CREATE NAVIGATION HAZARDS

There are weaknesses in the system followed by the Coast Guard to insure that bridges across the navigable waters of the United States do not create safety hazards or unreasonable obstructions to navigation. Coast Guard casualty statistics show that vessel collisions with fixed objects, such as bridges, more than doubled between 1966 and 1975 as larger and greater numbers of vessels used the nation's waterways. This report describes how the Department of Transportation can improve its administration of the laws pertaining to bridges across the navigable waters of the United States. This report was done to determine if the Department of Transportation was fulfilling its responsibility to keep the Nation's waters reasonably free and unobstructed for navigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-76-103
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM