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.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Casualties; Crashes; Hazards; Inland waterways traffic; Maneuvering; Navigation; Statistics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bridge structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Casualty data; Collision statistics; Navigation hazards; Restricted water operation
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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