Proposed Rule

Bridge Safety Standards

  • 17
  • Aug
  • 2009
DOCKET NUMBER: 2009-0014
SUBJECT: Bridge and Structures Safety
KEYWORDS: Inspections
ABSTRACT: FRA is proposing to standardize and establish Federal requirements for railroad bridges. This proposed rule would require track owners to implement bridge management programs that include annual inspections of railroad bridges. The proposed rule would also require track owners to know the safe capacity load of bridges and to conduct special inspections if the weather or other conditions warrant such inspections. Finally, the proposed rule would also require the audit of the bridge management programs and the inspections.
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