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Date: December 20, 2007
Series: Engineering and Construction
Part 362: Bridge Safety
Originating Office: Division of Engineering
N NOT APPLICABLE
9 EXCELLENT CONDITION
8 VERY GOOD CONDITION - no problems noted.
7 GOOD CONDITION - some minor problems.
6 SATISFACTORY CONDITION - structural elements show some minor
5 FAIR CONDITION - all primary structural elements are sound but may
have minor section loss, cracking, spalling, or scour.
4 POOR CONDITION - advanced section loss, deterioration, spalling, or
3 SERIOUS CONDITION - loss of section, deterioration, spalling, or scour
have seriously affected primary structural components. Local failures are
possible. Fatigue cracks in steel or shear cracks in concrete may be
2 CRITICAL CONDITION - advanced deterioration of primary structural
elements. Fatigue cracks in steel or shear cracks in concrete may be
present or scour may have removed substructure support. Unless closely
monitored it may be necessary to close the bridge until corrective action is
1 “IMMINENT” FAILURE CONDITION - major deterioration or section
loss present in critical structural components, or obvious vertical or
horizontal movement affecting structure stability. Bridge is closed to
traffic but corrective action may put bridge back in light service.
0 FAILED CONDITION - out of service; beyond corrective action.
These condition rating guidelines are general in nature and can be applied to all bridge components and material types.
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