Structures Inspection

2020 WisDOT Structures Inspection Field Manual
2020 WisDOT Structures Inspection Field Manual Updates List

Structure Inspection Manual (2017)

Part 1 - Administration

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 - Introduction8/17
Chapter 2 - Inspection Program Overview8/17
Chapter 3 - Types of Bridge Inspections and Assessments12/20
Chapter 4 - Fundamentals of Structure Inspections8/17
Chapter 5 - Reporting Systems8/17
Chapter 6 - Field Quality Control/Quality Assurance8/17
Chapter 7 - Emergency Notification and Follow-Up Documentation8/17
Appendix A - Deck Scanning Policy11/20

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Part 2 - Bridges

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 – General8/17
Chapter 2 – Condition Evaluation Procedures12/18
Chapter 3 – Deck8/17
Chapter 4 – Superstructure8/17
Chapter 5 – Substructure8/17
Chapter 6 – Roadway and Appurtenances8/17
Chapter 7 - Assessments8/17
Chapter 8 - Waterways8/17
Chapter 9 - Impact Protection Systems8/17
Appendix A - Common Defects8/17
Appendix B/C/D - Conventions and Details8/17

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Part 3 - Movable Structures

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 – General8/17
Chapter 2 – Bascule Bridges8/17
Chapter 3 – Vertical Lift Bridges8/17
Chapter 4 – Swing Bridges8/17
Chapter 5 – Functional Systems8/17
Chapter 6 – Electrical Systems8/17
Chapter 7 – Hydraulic Systems8/17
Chapter 8 – Mechanical Systems8/17
Chapter 9 - Element Level Inspection8/17

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Part 4 - Ancillary Structures

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 – General8/17
Chapter 2 – Overhead Sign Signal Structures or Supports8/17
Chapter 3 – High Mast Lighting8/17
Chapter 4 – Retaining Walls8/17
Chapter 5 – Noise Walls8/17
Chapter 6 – Small Bridges (C-Structures)1/17

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Part 5 - NDT and PDT Testing

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 – General Overview and Summary Table4/14
Chapter 2 – Visual Inspection4/14
Chapter 3 – Audible Inspections4/14
Chapter 4 – Liquid Penetrant4/14
Chapter 5 – Ultrasonic Testing4/14
Chapter 6 – Acoustic Emission4/14
Chapter 7 – Magnetic Particle4/14
Chapter 8 – Eddy Current4/14
Chapter 9 – Radiography4/14
Chapter 10 – Ground Penetrating Radar4/14
Chapter 11 – Infrared Thermography4/14
Chapter 12 – Impact Echo Testing4/14
Chapter 13 – Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity4/14
Chapter 14 – Covermeter Testing4/14
Chapter 15 – Half-Cell Testing4/14
Chapter 16 – Chloride Ion Testing4/14
Chapter 17 – Carbonation Testing4/14
Chapter 18 – Rebound Hammer4/14
Chapter 19 – Windsor Probe4/14
Chapter 20 - Resistance Micro-Drills4/14
Chapter 21 - Stress Wave Timers4/14
Chapter 22 - Monitoring Systems4/14
Chapter 23 - Material Sampling4/14
Chapter 24 - Unknown Foundation Investigation4/14
Chapter 25 - Hydrographic Survey4/14

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Part 6 - Tunnels

DescriptionUpdated
Chapter 1 - Organization10/22
Chapter 2 - Inspection Types​10/22​
Chapter 3 - Reporting Systems​10/22
Chapter 4 - Critical Findings​10/22
Chapter 5 - QA QC​10/22​

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Full Document

DescriptionUpdated
Structures Inspection Manual - Part 1 through 512/18

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