Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges
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Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges

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    The Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges, hereafter referred to as the Guide, has been revised several times in the past. This latest edition revises the Guide to provide more thorough and detailed guidance in evaluating and coding specific bridge data. Several items collected previously have been deleted while new items have been added for an improved and more comprehensive data base. Some items in the Guide have 'also been expanded to provide more definitive and explicit explanations and instructions for coding. For example, the Appraisal section has specific criteria provided which shall be used by inspectors in the evaluation of all bridges. Further, basic definitions applicable to the instructions in the Guide are provided. The changes are based on comments received on the previous Guide and were developed through a joint State-Federal Task Force. This revised Guide should be thoroughly reviewed by each , individual involved with the National Bridge Inspection Program. This Guide, which has been endorsed by the AASHTO Subcommittee for Bridges and Structures, has been prepared for use by the States in recording and coding the data elements that will comprise the National Bridge Inventory data base. By having a complete and thorough inventory, an accurate report can be made to the Congress on the number and state of the Nation's bridges, arranged in a manner that would best suit needs for future legislation. The Guide also pr,ovides the data necessary for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to produce Defense Bridge and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports.
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