17 CRR-NY 165.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 17. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER IV. HIGHWAYS
SUBCHAPTER C. HIGHWAY USE AND MAINTENANCE
PART 165. UNIFORM CODE OF BRIDGE INSPECTION
17 CRR-NY 165.3
17 CRR-NY 165.3
165.3 Definitions.
As used in this Part, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and terms shall have the following meaning:
(a) AASHTO shall mean the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
(b) AASHTO Manual shall mean the Manual for Bridge Evaluation and all interim updates published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
(c) Bridge shall mean a structure including supports erected over a depression or an obstruction such as water, highway, or railway, having a track or passageway for carrying public highway traffic and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than twenty feet between undercopings of abutments or spring lines or arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes and may include multiple pipes where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening. The term bridge, as defined in this Part, shall also include the approach spans.
(d) Bridge Inspection Manual shall mean the Bridge Inspection Manual published by the department.
(e) Bridge inventory and inspection system shall mean the inventory and inspection system for bridges maintained by the department.
(f) Code shall mean the Uniform Code of Bridge Inspection, as set forth in this Part.
(g) Commissioner shall mean the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New York.
(h) Department shall mean the Department of Transportation of the State of New York.
(i) Inspection Flagging Procedure for Bridges shall mean the engineering instruction of the same name published by the department.
(j) OSHA shall mean the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
(k) Public entity shall mean any department, board, bureau, commission or agency of the state or its political subdivisions, public benefit corporation or any public authority, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
(l) Publicly owned, operated or maintained shall mean a bridge that is owned, operated or maintained by any public entity.
(m) Quality control engineer shall mean the professional engineer responsible for reviewing and signing inspection reports. In signing the inspection reports, the quality control engineer is attesting to the accuracy and correctness of the report in accordance with the established standards. The quality control engineer shall not be the same individual responsible for performing the inspection or initially preparing the report.
(n) Redundancy refers to the bridge's ability to retain structural capacity, stability and servicability if one or more primary load carrying components or primary structural members were to structurally fail.
(o) Substantial structural alteration shall mean any work that modifies the live load capacity, load distribution or load paths or structural behavior of the bridge.
17 CRR-NY 165.3
Current through April 15, 2021
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