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The Manual for Bridge Evaluation

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Organization: AASHTO
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 679
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The Manual has been divided into eight Sections, with each Section representing a distinct phase of an overall bridge inspection and evaluation program.

• Section 1-Purpose, scope, applicability, inspection and evaluation quality measures, and definition of general interest terms.

• Section 2-Provisions for proper documentation to be included in a bridge file. The bridge file associated with each bridge provides the foundation against which changes in physical condition can be compared.

• Section 3-Overview of bridge management systems and their key elements.

• Section 4-Types and frequency of field inspections, as well as specific inspection techniques and procedures.

• Section 5-Various inspection and evaluation testing methods. Conditions at a bridge site or the absence of information from original construction may warrant more elaborate material tests to determine properties for evaluation.

• Section 6-Nationally recognized specification for the load rating of bridges. Includes the Load and Resistance Factor method, the Load Factor method, and the Allowable Stress method.

• Section 7-Provisions for the evaluation of existing bridges for fatigue.

• Section 8-Field-performed load test procedures. Field load testing is a means of supplementing analytical procedures in determining the live-load capacity of a bridge and for improving the confidence in the assumptions.

The successful application of this Manual is directly related to the DOT organizational structure. Such a structure should be both effective and responsive so that the unique characteristics and special problems of individual bridges are considered in developing an appropriate inspection plan and load capacity determination.

Document History

January 1, 2019
THE MANUAL FOR BRIDGE EVALUATION
General AASHTO has issued proposed interim revisions to the Manual for Bridge Evaluation, Third Edition (2018). This packet contains the revised pages. They are designed to replace the corresponding...
October 1, 2018
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
A description is not available for this item.
AASHTO MBE
January 1, 2018
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
The Manual has been divided into eight Sections, with each Section representing a distinct phase of an overall bridge inspection and evaluation program. • Section 1—Purpose, scope, applicability,...
January 1, 2018
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
The Manual has been divided into eight Sections, with each Section representing a distinct phase of an overall bridge inspection and evaluation program. • Section 1—Purpose, scope, applicability,...
January 1, 2013
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2011
THE MANUAL FOR BRIDGE EVALUATION
General AASHTO has issued proposed interim revisions to The Manual for Bridge Evaluation, Second Edition (2010). This packet contains the revised pages. They are not designed to replace the...
January 1, 2011
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
This Manual has been developed to assist Bridge Owners by establishing inspection procedures and evaluation practices that meet the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The Manual has been...
January 1, 2011
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
This Manual has been developed to assist Bridge Owners by establishing inspection procedures and evaluation practices that meet the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The Manual has been...
January 1, 2011
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
This Manual has been developed to assist Bridge Owners by establishing inspection procedures and evaluation practices that meet the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The Manual has been...
January 1, 2011
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
FOREWORD The Manual for Bridge Evaluation (MBE) was first adopted by the AASHTO Highways Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures in 2005. The MBE combines the Manual for Condition Evaluation of...
January 1, 2011
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
This Manual has been developed to assist Bridge Owners by establishing inspection procedures and evaluation practices that meet the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The Manual has been...
January 1, 2010
THE MANUAL FOR BRIDGE EVALUATION
General AASHTO has issued proposed interim revisions to The Manual for Bridge Evaluation (2008). This packet contains the revised pages. They are not designed to replace the corresponding pages in...
January 1, 2008
The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
This Manual has been developed to assist Bridge Owners by establishing inspection procedures and evaluation practices that meet the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). The Manual has been...

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