The FDOT inspects all public highway bridges in the State. The bridge inventory in Florida ranks among the best in the nation, as a percentage of bridges that are considered "poor" (FHWA’s Tables of Frequently Requested NBI Information). The tables below retain two older terms, Structurally Deficient (SD) and Functionally Obsolete (FO). FO means that the bridge design is outdated. For example, narrow shoulders, narrow lanes, or older traffic barriers can induce the functionally obsolete classification. Functionally obsolete bridges are scheduled for replacement or rehabilitation as budgets permit. SD means that one of the National Bridge Inspection (NBI) structural condition states is 4—Poor, or worse, for Deck, Superstructure, Substructure, or Culvert. For a description of NBI terms, see the (BMS Coding Guide). Structurally deficient bridges are recommended for repair, or scheduled for replacement; meanwhile, they are posted as necessary for load, or closed.
Bridge Information Documents
|Terminology and Process||Adobe PDF 75 KB, Rev. Date 08-27-08|
|Florida Bridge Information, 2022 4th Quarter||Adobe PDF 1.97 MB, Rev. Date 010-03-22|
|Florida Bridge Inventory, 2022 Annual Report||Adobe PDF 2.99 MB, Rev. Date 08-25-22|
|Maintenance and Repair Handbook||Adobe PDF 3 MB, Rev. Date 10-31-19|
|Outstanding Bridges of Florida||Adobe PDF 2.5 MB, Rev. Date 01-01-13|
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