Bridge Safety Standards

Posted by admin on August 8, 2010


Federal Railroad Administration 

49 CFR Parts 213 and 237 [Docket No. FRA 2009–0014, Notice No. 2] RIN 2130–AC04 

Bridge Safety Standards 


Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT).: Federal Railroad 

ACTION: Final rule. 

SUMMARY: FRA is establishing Federal safety requirements for railroad bridges. This final rule requires track owners to implement bridge management programs, which include annual inspections of railroad bridges, and to audit the programs. This final rule also requires track owners to know the safe load capacity of bridges and to conduct special inspections if the weather or other conditions warrant such inspections. 


DATES: This final rule is effective September 13, 2010. 

Last modified on August 8, 2010

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