Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 212.02 - Definitions

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) "AASHTO manual" means the Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges, 1994 as revised by Interim Specifications, Bridges 1995-1998, published by the American association of state highway and transportation officials, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.

Note: This manual is on file at the offices of the Division of Transportation Infrastructure Development, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Secretary of State, and the Legislative Reference Bureau.

(2) "Bridge" means a structure, including supports, erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, a highway, or a railway, having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads, and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between the undercoping of abutments or spring lines of arches, or extreme ends of the openings for multiple boxes. It may include multiple pipes where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening.
(3) "Bridge inspector's training manual" means the Bridge Inspector's Training Manual 90, 1991, published by the federal highway administration and available from the superintendent of documents, U.S. government printing office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

Note: This manual is on file at the offices of the Division of Transportation Infrastructure Development, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Secretary of State, and the Legislative Reference Bureau.

(4) "Department" means the Wisconsin department of transportation.
(5) "Inspection" means the examination of a bridge, the evaluation of the physical condition observed, and the report of the observations and evaluations on a bridge inspection report form adopted by the department.

Note: The bridge inspection report forms referred to in this subsection are:

(1) "Field Bridge Inspection Report," #E-M-30, and
(2) "Supplemental Information to Field Bridge Inspection," #E-M-36. Copies of these report forms may be obtained from the department.
(6) "Inventory" means the gathering and reporting of all information required on the bridge inventory form adopted by the department.
(7) "Posting" means the placement of regulatory signs at a bridge indicating the safe load-carrying capacity of the bridge.
(8) "Rating" means determining the safe load-carrying capacity of a bridge.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 212.02
Cr. Register, February, 1982, No. 314, eff. 3-1-82; am. (1) and (8), Register, July, 1992, No. 439, eff. 8-1-92; correction in (3) to (6) and (8) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 1, Stats., Register, July, 1992, No. 439; am. (1) and (3), Register, July 1999, No. 523, eff. 8-1-99.

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