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By Weykamp, Peter; Kimball, Tod; Hearn, George; Johnson, Bruce V.; Ramsey, Keith; D'Andrea, Arthur; Becker, Scot

This document is a household test targeting practices between U.S. transportation departments (DOT) for identity, prioritization, and execution of courses for administration of road bridges. The test comprises experiences of DOT manuals, instructions, and coverage statements; a set of responses to amplifying questions from DOTs; and go back and forth to seven websites for conferences with DOT employees. the main special info used to be accumulated from thirteen DOTs that participated in conferences with the experiment crew. record evaluation comprises enter from eleven different DOTs. All assets are kingdom or neighborhood executive firms of the us. The test workforce saw that definite practices in present use in bridge upkeep are powerful in bettering total bridge stipulations. those key observations/findings are divided into 3 major different types: the bridge administration strategy, preventive upkeep, and company help. the 1st of those different types, the bridge administration procedure, extra touches upon 4 components of an efficient method: identity of upkeep wishes, functionality measures, prioritization, and verification. country departments of transportation have been both visited, or info was once got from them through questionnaires.

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