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AASHTO Updates Movable Bridge Manual

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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The second edition of the “Movable Bridge Inspection, Evaluation, and Maintenance Manual” is now available from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

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The Tower Bridge in Sacramento, California.

The 2017 manual “provides information pertaining to the unique structural, mechanical, and electrical components and operational characteristics of a movable highway bridge,” according to the introduction, and was developed for bridge engineers, inspectors and maintainers.”

The introduction goes on to say that the manual aims to be a single-source document to address industry needs and help those in the field meet the requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

However, if a project is advanced in design it “may require a level of sophistication higher than the minimum guidelines and procedures described in this manual.”

The manual comes in three formats: looseleaf hard copy, printable PDF download and online. For more information, visit


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