Bridge Inspection

The Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) inspects all bridges and minor spans on public ways every two years in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and MaineDOT’s Bridge Management Coding Guides. The collected data (for bridges only) is reported annually to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is used for determining safe load capacities and candidates for MaineDOT’s bridge capital and maintenance work.

MaineDOT can also provide standard coded data sheets for structure inventory and appraisal (SI&A) for all structures in your municipality. The data for each structure will fill a page with the numerous data items. In addition to the SI&A report, interpretation pages for most of the codes would be included to assist the municipality in understanding the significance of the more detailed data.

Contact the Bridge Maintenance Division in Augusta (624-3580) for assistance with this data.