17 CRR-NY 165.6NY-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 165.6
17 CRR-NY 165.6
165.6 Scope and documentation of inspections.
All general, in-depth and diving bridge inspections shall include a review of the most recent inspection report, the most recent structural integrity evaluation, and, to the extent available and reasonably retrievable and consistent with engineering practice and public safety to understand the structural performance and work history of the bridge, an examination of the design, as built plans, contract documents, history of construction including any history of structural alterations, repairs, rehabilitation or maintenance.
(a) General inspection.
(1) Biennial inspection.
A biennial bridge inspection shall be performed and documented in accordance with department's Bridge Inspection Manual including current updates, revisions and technical advisories and the AASHTO Manual.
(2) Interim inspection.
An interim bridge inspection shall be performed and documented in accordance with the department's Bridge Inspection Manual including current updates, revisions and technical advisories and the AASHTO Manual, subject to the following exceptions:
(i) conditions that have not substantially changed since the previous biennial inspection do not have to be fully documented with sketches, notes and photographs. When changes have not occurred, notes indicating that no changes have occurred since the previous biennial inspection will satisfy sketch, note and photographic documentation requirements; and
(ii) conditions that have substantially changed since the previous biennial inspection either by increased deterioration, or by repair or improvement, shall be documented with sketches, notes and photographs as required for a biennial inspection.
(b) Diving inspection.
A diving inspection shall be performed and documented in accordance with the requirements of the department's Bridge Inspection Manual including updates, revisions and technical advisories.
(c) In-depth inspection.
An in-depth inspection shall be done in accordance with the requirements of the department's Specification For In-depth Bridge Inspection including current updates, revisions and technical advisories and the AASHTO Manual. However, applicability of this specification to a specific bridge or project shall be reviewed by the professional engineer responsible for the project to determine if modifications to the standard specification are necessary. When appropriate, this professional engineer shall develop any necessary modifications in the form of an addendum to the standard specification or shall develop a substitute specification, which shall be used for the in-depth inspection.
(d) Special inspections.
The inspection scope and documentation required to satisfactorily inspect and document the situation under consideration shall be determined by the individual in charge of such inspection activities.
This flexibility is necessary due to the unique and variable situations being addressed by special inspections.
17 CRR-NY 165.6
Current through March 31, 2021
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