Ohio Turnpike Bridge Engineer
Bridge Inspection Engineer
In our efforts to meet FHWA’s deadline
to submit NBI (National Bridge Inventory), and NBE (National Bridge Element) the
following timeline has been established:
NBI, and NBE inventory and inspections shall be entered and approved in the
ODOT SMS no later than EOB on February
14, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, retiring of bridges
which are not in service anymore, and completing inventory and inspections of
new and existing in-service bridges.
The inspections that must be completed and entered
in the SMS by the February 14th deadline include:
Inventory changes and Inspections of the bridges
of the bordering states
Starting in January, ODOT Bridge
Management Section in the Central Office (CO) will start reviewing the SMS data
and sending weekly reminders of unfinished inventories and inspections.
From February 18th through February 25th, no new
inspections shall be added in the SMS. The users will be able to correct data
deficiencies and errors in the inventory and inspections data already in the
On February 25th, CO will take the data file off-line
and continue checking and fixing data errors.
All errors found in the bridge inspection reports after that date shall
be reported to the ODOT Bridge Management Section who will then make necessary
corrections in the off-line data file and in the SMS.
You may resume entering new inspections in the SMS
after February 26th; however, they will not be included in this year's
submission to FHWA.
This does not relieve any jurisdictions from the State
requirements to perform annual bridge inspections on all bridges with a clear
span equal to or greater than 10 ft.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this
further, please feel free to contact this office.
Amjad Waheed, PE
Assistant Administrator/Bridge Rating and Management