Inspection & preservation

Find information for inspecting and managing bridges and structures.

Bridge Inspection Manual

Specific guidance and technical details for bridge inspections are discussed in the Bridge Inspection Manual (M 36-64).

Bridge List

All structures for which the department has a maintenance responsibility is provided in the Bridge List (M 23-09).

Ferry Terminal Inspection Procedure Manual

Procedures for conducting structural inspections of ferry terminal facilities are provided in Ferry Terminal Inspection Procedure Manual (M 3105.05).

Transportation Structures Preservation Manual

Responsibilities for the inventory, inspection, rating, maintenance, damage repair and analysis of load carrying capacity of the transportation structures are provided in the Transportation Structures Preservation Manual (M23-11).

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Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.