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Memorandum on submission of bridge data to ODOT 

Date of re-posting: January 06, 2012

 

ODOT will be submitting updated NBI bridge data file to FHWA in the last week of March. We are requiring all inventory and inspection data entered in ODOT BMS no later than March 15. It will give us sufficient time to prepare the data for our annual data update submission. Data in the BMS can be updated by one of the following methods:

1) Send CEAO program generated electronic data file to Kathy Keller via Email attachment or on a CD.

2) Enter/update the data directly in ODOT BMS if one has the access to it

3) Fill out BR-87 and BR-86 paper forms and send to ODOT CO (Attention: Kathy Keller). BR-87 forms should proceed and be processed prior to processing BR-86 forms.

Please take a note of the following:

During last several years we have noticed a trend among counties, municipalities and consultants working for LPAs that though they do inspect the bridges round the year but they tend to send the CDs, Emails, or paper forms of large number of bridges bundled together to us at the end of the year or close to the deadline. Please be aware that OSE is under-staffed as far as dedicated data entry personnel are concerned. If we are overwhelmed by a large number of CDs, Emails or data entry forms, the whole process will be delayed and ODOT will not be able to make all data updates in time for annual submission to FHWA. I would recommend keep sending us forms and electronic files throughout the year (whenever they are reviewed and ready) in small volumes and we will continue processing them along with our routine tasks.

Occasionally we receive information in duplicates like electronic files as well as the paper forms of same bridges. It causes problems/data conflicts & wastage of valuable time. Please note, our office does not require multiple submittals of the same data and we do not retain any paper copies of BR87 or BR86 forms in ODOT after they are processed. If any information is submitted electronically, it is not required to back it up with any hard copies of the same information. It is up to individual LPAs if they want to keep hard copies for their files. Please keep electronic or paper copies for your records, if you wish to do so.

 

 

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The Bridge management section has a new system for measuring vertical clearances.

The Mandli's Vertical Clearance Measurement System (VCMS) gathers vertical clearance data dynamically using real-time laser spot technology.  The VCMS is safer than traditional methods of collecting this type of data because it keeps personnel off busy roads, and there is no danger caused by a slow moving or stopped vehicle.  The system can be operated without closing lanes and produces highly accurate and repeatable results.

The system can be mounted to most vehicles with a 2-inch receiver-type trailer hitch, and is easy to operate from the passenger seat with a laptop computer.  The VCMS includes a suite of custom software for collecting and viewing vertical clearance data.

Click on the link before to view some photos of the system.

VCMS

 

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FHWA RECORDING AND CODING GUIDE (1995)

ERRATA SHEET

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ODOT Bridge Inventory Coding Guide

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BMS Web Reports

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BMS USER Manual (Draft)

BMS Quick Reference (Draft)

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Formulas of Live Moments for

HS20, 2F1, 3F1, 4F1, 5C1

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  Seminar: Load Rating of RC Frame and Arches (March 14, 2012 (New)

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 BMS Training  (No class is scheduled at this time) 

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Click Here to print your own copy of the Bridge Inventory Coding Guide (Revised 2011)

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There are two new spreadsheets on the download page

Corrugated Metal Pipe Structure

Structural Plate Box Culvert

DOWNLOADS:

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BDM SECTION 900 BRIDGE LOAD RATING (Revised October 2011)

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