Bridge Inspection Manual

Publication Version
M 36-64.13
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Roman Peralta
Bridge Preservation; Local Programs

    The Washington State Bridge Inspection Manual (WSBIM) has been developed to provide specific guidance, offer needed technical details, and serve as an information source to both state and local agency staff related to and involved with bridge inspections within the state of Washington. The intent of this manual is to serve as an operations manual for the collection, processing and reporting of bridge inspection information.

    Bridge Inspection Manual Memorandums

    Bridge inspection manual memorandums are issued as interim updates to the Bridge Inspection Manual.

    Individual Chapters

    Foreword (PDF 269KB)
    Comment Request Form (PDF 154KB)
    Contents (PDF 257KB)
    Introduction (PDF 272KB)

    Chapter 1 Bridge Inspection Organization Requirements (PDF 1.2MB)
    Chapter 2 Bridge Files and Documentation (PDF 3.9MB)
    Chapter 3 Inspections and Reports (PDF 5.1MB)
    Chapter 4 WSDOT Bridge Elements (PDF 9.9MB)
    Chapter 5 Load Rating and Scour (PDF 1.4MB)
    Chapter 6 Damage and Repairs (PDF 600KB)
    Chapter 7 Quality Control/Quality Assurance (PDF 1.3MB)
    Chapter 8 Electrical and Mechanical (PDF 2.1MB)
    Chapter 9 Tunnels (PDF 566KB)

    Revision History

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    M 36-64.11

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    M 36-64.09 

    M 36-64.08

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    M 36-64.01 February 2009

    Slow down on ice and snow.

    It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

    Carry chains, practice installing them.

    Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

    Pack your winter car kit.

    Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.