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 Bridge Inspection


Mike Brokaw, P.E. Assistant Administrator (614) 387-6210


Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide standards, policy, procedures, training and resources to enable bridge personnel to consistently monitor and continuously preserve the quality of Ohio's bridges. This support is focused on:
  • Ensuring public safety and confidence
  • Protecting the public investment
  • Identifying and assessing structure needs
  • Providing accurate structure records
  • Fulfilling legal responsibilities
 Relevant Links

Bridge Inspectors Reference Manual (FHWA)

SMS Home

Bridge Inspection and Inventory Reports (Web Reports)

Buckeye Assets

Office of Structures Training Catalog

Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS​)

Ohio Roadway Infrastructure Maintenance Responsibility (RIMR) Manual

NHS Website (FHWA)

NHS Website (ODOT)



 Miscellaneous Resources

Channel Cross Section Procedure_01262017.pdf
2/6/2017 4:07 PMMichael Brokaw
High Mast Base Inspection Training Slides.pdf
1/23/2015 10:08 AMMichael Brokaw
Interim Updates_01302017.pdf
3/30/2017 1:59 PMMichael Brokaw
Snooper Operations Manual.pdf
2/6/2015 1:19 PMMichael Brokaw

 Quality Assurance Documents

Bridge Inspection Compliance (23 Metrics) PY 2014.pdf
QA Questionnaire.pdf
QA Office Review Guide.pdf
QA Field Review Guide.pdf
Chapter 1_Introduction_Program Organization, Quality Assurance, Regulations and Definitions.pdf

 Bridge Inspection Field Report (previously BR-86)

Blank Bridge Inspection Field Report.pdf
85 KB
Enlarged Bridge Inspection Field Report.pdf
113 KB
Enlarged Bridge Inspection Field Report with ODOT, AASHTO and FHWA Identifiers.pdf
143 KB
Steel Beam Example_Step 1_Condition Rating Only.pdf
117 KB
Steel Beam Example_Step 2_Condition Rating and Total Quantity.pdf
124 KB
Steel Beam Example_Step 3_Element Level Condition States.pdf
126 KB
Field Report Conversions_looking back 2014.pdf
86 KB
SMS Transition Estimates.pdf
38 KB
Field Report Conversions 03142014.pdf
144 KB
Pier Caps_Walls_Columns.Bents.pdf
199 KB
Display Trigger and Total Quantity Equations Status and Needs_July2014 .pdf
111 KB

 Manual of Bridge Inspection 2014 v8

Cover Page and Table of Contents.pdf
326 KB
Chapter 1_Introduction.pdf
1077 KB
Chapter 2_Restrictions.pdf
849 KB
Chapter 3_Files.pdf
734 KB
Chapter 4_Inspection Types.pdf
999 KB
Chapter 5_Qualifications.pdf
662 KB
Chapter 6_Safety and Equipment.pdf
1221 KB
Chapter 7_Field Evaluation.pdf
1961 KB
Chapter 8_Assigning Condition Ratings to the 1-4 Items.pdf
825 KB
Chapter 9_Assigning Element Level Condition States to the 1-4 Items.pdf
5232 KB
Chapter 10_Component Commentary.pdf
9180 KB
8340 KB
Complete Manual of Bridge Inspection 2014 v8 with Appendix.pdf
29370 KB
Manual of Bridge Inspection 2014 v8 without Appendix.pdf
21223 KB
Field Manual_Element Level (Chapters 7 and 9).pdf
7097 KB
Field Manual_Condition Rating (Chapters 7 and 8).pdf
2859 KB

 Archived Bridge Inspection Manuals

1973 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
1923 KB
1984 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
2315 KB
1998 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
4557 KB
2001 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
4063 KB
2006 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
1193 KB
2010 Bridge Inspection Manual.pdf
6843 KB
Overview of Revisions.pdf
2518 KB

 Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Staff ‭[2]‬

OmarAbu-HajarMunicipal Bridge
Jim BladenBridge Specialist 2 (Snooper)(614) 315-1794
DanBredaBridge Specialist 2614-809-1185
MikeBrokawAssistant Administrator(614)
DarrylShannonBridge Specialist 2 (Snooper)(614)519-3063
MattStefanikBridge Specialist 2 (Snooper)(614)315-1751