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Bridge Inspection Manual

Description: The Bridge Inspection Manual was written to guide inspectors through inspection and inventory coding of bridges. This manual defines elements of bridges requiring maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, or replacement.

Revision History / Individual Chapters

  • Publication Number: M 36-64
  • Last Modified: November, 2012
  • Version: M 36-64.03
  • Manual Managers: Glen Scroggins 360-570-2557, Dave Mounts 360-705-7379
  • Originator: Bridge Preservation; Highways and Local Programs
  • # of Pages: 568
  • Subject:
  • Keywords: Bridge Inspection Manual, bridge condition, bridge inspection, bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation, underwater inspection
  • Related Publications:
    Bridge Design Manual LRFD M 23-50
    Bridge List M 23-09

Bridge Inspection Manual Individual Chapters

Foreword (pdf 711 KB)
Comment Request Form (70 KB)
Contents (pdf 148 KB)
Introduction (pdf 160 KB)

Chapter 1 Bridge Inspection Organization Requirements (pdf 233 KB)
Chapter 2 Bridge Files (Records) (pdf 2.7 MB)
Chapter 3 Inspections and Reports (pdf 3.1 MB)
Chapter 4 WSDOT Bridge Elements (pdf 1.5 MB)
Chapter 5 Load Rating and Scour (pdf 468 KB)
Chapter 6 Damage and Repairs (pdf 581 KB)
Chapter 7 Quality Control/Quality Assurance (pdf 1.2 MB)

Revision History

M 36-64.03 November 2012 (pdf 9.5 MB)
M 36-64.02 February 2010 (pdf 3.70 MB)
M 36-64.01 February 2009 (pdf 3.70 MB)


This abstract was last modified August 19, 2014