New Jersey Department of Transportation
(NJDOT) administers various bridge and structure inspection programs
and performs other activities to ensure the safety of all major
structures on state roads, as well as various other structures.
This site is intended primarily for persons
involved with NJDOT's Bridge and Structure Inspection program.
The Bridge Inspection program assures
statewide compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards
by all bridge owners (Federally mandated thru
23 CFR, Part 650 - Bridges, Structures, and Hydraulics [Cite
Bridge and structure inspection program activities include:
- Performing bridge inspections and reporting on findings.
- Evaluating damage to bridges and structures under emergency
- Administering programs for the inspection and evaluation of
bridges, overhead sign structures, dams, and various other transportation
related structures by various engineering consultants.
- Developing, recommending and reviewing various bridge and structural
- Analyzing load carrying capacities of State owned bridges in
response to overweight permit requests by NJ DMV for carrying
very heavy loads.
- Providing engineering technical support for all movable bridge
- Prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects
and performing concept scope development to initiate new starts
for bridge design projects.
- Maintaining the State's Bridge Management System (BMS), Structural
Document Management System (SDMS), and other structural databases
in support of the above efforts.
- Analyzing superstructure elements for additional dead loads due to deck overlays.