National Bridge Inspection Standards & WisDOT Bureau of Structures Overview

2 Feb 2023 4:28 PM | Anonymous

National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges has been updated by FHWA with the final rule being effective on June 6, 2022. Some of the new rules are effective immediately; a few take effect June 6, 2024; while the new data collection and submittal is being implemented over the next 6 years.  The new rules and additional information can be found on FHWA’s website.

The Recording and Coding Guide has been replaced with the Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory (SNBI). The guide outlines the new bridge inventory information to collect. WisDOT is working on an implementation plan for gathering new data and converting existing data to meet the new requirements.  

WisDOT Bureau of Structures (BOS) will be presenting an overview of the new regulations and inventory in a Microsoft Teams virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 1st at 1 pm (CST).  A link to the meeting is below. 

The meeting will include opportunity for questions and answers.  A  recording of the meeting/presentation will be posted on WisDOT’s website under Bureau of Structures - Maintenance & Inspection - Training & Tools.

Please pass this information along to others that may be involved in the Wisconsin Bridge Inspection Program.

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