NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY ENGINEERS ACTION GUIDE SERIES, VOLUME XI: ADMINISTRATION OF BRIDGE INSPECTION

This manual attempts to show county officials where to find pertinent laws, regulations and guide manuals and to comment on the legal and public responsibilities associated with the ownership of bridges and other highway structures. Federal, State and local regulations are reviewed, and state and federal highway programs are discussed. Tort liability, and engineers statutory responsibility are examined, and comments are made on the responsibility to the public, and preventive maintenance. Bridge inventory is discussed in relation to federal requirements and the elements of an inventory. Various aspects of bridge inspection are covered including qualification of inspectors and inspection by technicians. Bridge rating is reviewed with reference to structural capacity determination, change of loading, posting-reduced load or speed, and public education.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research performed in accordance with a contract from DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of County Engineers

    Linn County Courthouse
    Cedar Rapids, IA  USA  52401

    National Association of Counties Res Foundation

    308 Jacolyn Drive, NW
    Cedar Rapids, IA  USA  32405
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, J L
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-7709
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM