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Structural Evaluation

Overview


New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) administers various bridge and structure inspection programs and performs other activities to ensure the safety of all major structures on state roads, as well as various other structures.

This site is intended primarily for persons involved with NJDOT's Bridge and Structure Inspection program.

The Bridge Inspection program assures statewide compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) by all bridge owners (Federally mandated thru 23 CFR, Part 650 - Bridges, Structures, and Hydraulics [Cite as: 23CFR650].

Bridge and structure inspection program activities include:

  • Performing bridge inspections and reporting on findings.
  • Evaluating damage to bridges and structures under emergency situations.
  • Administering programs for the inspection and evaluation of bridges, overhead sign structures, dams, and various other transportation related structures by various engineering consultants.
  • Developing, recommending and reviewing various bridge and structural repairs.
  • Analyzing load carrying capacities of State owned bridges in response to overweight permit requests by NJ DMV for carrying very heavy loads.
  • Providing engineering technical support for all movable bridge engineering issues.
  • Prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects and performing concept scope development to initiate new starts for bridge design projects.
  • Maintaining the State's Bridge Management System (BMS), Structural Document Management System (SDMS), and other structural databases in support of the above efforts.
  • Analyzing superstructure elements for additional dead loads due to deck overlays.
 
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  Last Updated:  June 27, 2006