Manual Notice: 2020-1
From: Graham A. Bettis, P.E., Director, Bridge Division
Manual: Bridge Inspection Manual
Effective Date: March 09, 2020Anchor: #SLJJJUHA
This manual provides policy for bridge inspection personnel and helps ensure consistency in bridge inspection, rating, and evaluation.Anchor: #IQKFAMCD
Various chapters of this manual have been revised for consistency with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and to clarify TxDOT practices and policy related to the bridge inspection program. Historical information as well as other topics already covered in other TxDOT manuals have been removed from this manual.
Notable changes to this manual include revisions to clarify TxDOT policy related to:
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- Follow-Up Actions / Recommendations made as part of an inspection. Anchor: #UBWAGEGF
- Securely storing and transferring bridge inspection information. Anchor: #WSSTJTHQ
- Required documentation for scour critical bridges Anchor: #VVEUGORM
- Required reporting to FHWA
This revision supersedes the February 2018 version of this manual.Anchor: #JELHTAEJ
For more information about any portion of this manual, please contact the Bridge Inspection Branch of the Bridge Division.Anchor: #SYDGCCUD
Past manual notices are available in a PDF archive.