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Final Rule

Bridge Safety Standards

  • 15
  • Jul
  • 2010
DOCKET NUMBER: 2009-0014
SUBJECT: Bridge and Structures Safety
KEYWORDS: Inspections
ABSTRACT: FRA is establishing Federal safety requirements for railroad bridges. This final rule requires track owners to implement bridge management programs, which include annual inspections of railroad bridges, and to audit the programs. This final rule also requires track owners to know the safe load capacity of bridges and to conduct special inspections if the weather or other conditions warrant such inspections.
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