Bridge Program

Mission Statement
To provide effective maintenance of bridges at the highest level of service possible through the judicious use of available funding in order to effect safe and efficient movement throughout the local road system.

Goals & Objectives
  • To perform field safety inspections of all bridges, in accordance with State and Federal regulations, in order to determine the physical condition, maintenance needs and load capacity of the county’s bridges.
  • To provide quality workmanship in repair and preventative maintenance.
  • To implement bridge designs that meet current Federal and State standards, while maintaining the integrity of historically significant structures.
  • To perform bridge rehabilitation using in-house staff whenever possible, to improve structural capacity, increase the service life and decrease future maintenance costs of bridges.
  • To reconstruct functionally obsolete or structurally deficient bridges in order to increase safety, improve structural capacity and reduce maintenance costs.
Primary Objectives
  • To complete 100% of the required 47 NBIS inspections, one underwater inspection and one probing inspection; and submit all reports within the allotted time period with 95% needing no corrections or updates.
  • To reduce the backlog of "priority 2" or higher structure and stream repair needs by 26% from twenty-three to seventeen toward a target of five.
  • To complete 100% of the approximately ninety preventative maintenance activities.
  • To improve the average superstructure/substructure condition assessment rating for bridges 1% from 5.911 to 5.960 toward a target of 6.000.