Transportation Structures Preservation Manual

Publication Number
M 23-11
Publication Version
M 23-11.01
Publication Date
Bridge & Structures Bridge Administration Section

The purpose of this document is to assign responsibilities for the inventory, inspection, rating, maintenance, and damage repair of the department’s transportation structures and for the analysis of their structural capacity to carry loads. Guidance for the department’s responsibilities in the inventory and inspection of local agency-owned bridges; and cooperative inspection, rating and maintenance of bridges between Washington and other states or agencies is also included.

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.