Department of Transportation


The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) administers various bridge and structure inspection programs, performs regular and emergency structure inspections, develops projects and programs for structural asset preservation, and performs other activities to ensure the safety of all structural assets on state roads.

NJDOT assures compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (Federally mandated through 23 CFR, Part 650 - Bridges, Structures, and Hydraulics) by all bridge owners in the state (including Agencies, Counties, and Local owners), and oversees the statewide bridge inspection effort.

Bridge and Structure Inspection Program activities include:
  • Performing bridge inspections including the collection of National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data and National Bridge Element (NBE) data, and preparing reports to document all findings.
  • Evaluating damage to bridges and structures under emergency situations.
  • Administering programs for the inspection and evaluation of bridges, overhead sign structures, dams and various other transportation related structures by engineering consultants.
  • Developing, recommending and reviewing bridge and structural repairs.
  • Overseeing the load rating of all bridges to ensure federal compliance and to identify bridges that require load restrictions.
  • Providing engineering technical support for all movable bridge engineering issues.
  • Administering the National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS).
Asset Management activities include:
  • Supporting and maintaining the Combined Inspection System (CombIS).
  • Implementing and overseeing the Structural Asset Management and Structural Preservation planning efforts, including proactive asset management and supporting Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) development.
  • Prioritizing bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects and performing concept scope development to initiate new starts for bridge design projects.
  • Analyzing load carrying capacities of State owned bridges for very heavy loads in support of the Department's overweight vehicle permitting system (Superload).
The primary users of the information contained within the Structural Evaluation and Bridge Management Web site are those who are involved with NJDOT's structural evaluation and bridge management inspection programs.

Last updated date: July 29, 2022 3:44 PM