and Bridge Management
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) administers various bridge and structure inspection programs, performs regular
and emergency structure inspections, develops projects and programs for structural asset preservation, and performs other activities
to ensure the safety of all structural assets on state roads.
NJDOT assures compliance with the
National Bridge Inspection Standards (Federally mandated
through 23 CFR, Part 650 - Bridges, Structures, and Hydraulics) by all bride owners in the state (including Agencies,
Counties, and Local owners), and oversees the statewide bridge inspection effort.
Bridge and Structure Inspection Program activities include:
Asset Management activities include:
- Performing bridge inspections including the collection of National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data and National Bridge
Element (NBE) data, and preparing reports to document all 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 engineering consultants.
- Developing, recommending and reviewing bridge and structural repairs.
- Overseeing the load rating of all bridges to ensure federal compliance and to identify bridges that require load
- Providing engineering technical support for all movable bridge engineering issues.
- Administering the
National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS).
- Supporting and maintaining the Combined Inspection System (CombIS).
- Implementing and overseeing the Structural Asset Management and Structural Preservation planning efforts, including
proactive asset management and supporting Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Transportation Asset
Management Plan (TAMP) development.
- Prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects and performing concept scope development to initiate new
starts for bridge design projects.
- Analyzing load carrying capacities of State owned bridges for very heavy loads in support of the Department's overweight
vehicle permitting system (Superload).