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  • UFC 3-310-08 16 August 2010

    Change 1, September 2010

    UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA (UFC)

    NON-EXPEDITIONARY BRIDGE INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE,

    AND REPAIR

    APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED

  • UFC 3-310-08 16 August 2010

    Change 1, September 2010

    UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA (UFC)

    NON-EXPEDITIONARY BRIDGE INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR

    Any copyrighted material included in this UFC is identified at its point of use. Use of the copyrighted material apart from this UFC must have the permission of the copyright holder. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER SUPPORT AGENCY (Preparing Activity) Record of Changes (changes are indicated by \1\ ... /1/) Change No. Date Location 1 1 Sep 2010 New Document Summary Sheet; paragraph 1-1;

    Appendix A

    This UFC supersedes TM 5-600/AFJPAM 32-1088, Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair, dated December 1994, and Air Force ETL 07-5, Bridge Inspections, dated 18 April 2007.

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    FOREWORD The Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) system is prescribed by MIL-STD 3007 and provides planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, and applies to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities in accordance with USD (AT&L) Memorandum dated 29 May 2002. UFC will be used for all DoD projects and work for other customers where appropriate. All construction outside of the United States is also governed by Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA), Host Nation Funded Construction Agreements (HNFA), and in some instances, Bilateral Infrastructure Agreements (BIA.) Therefore, the acquisition team must ensure compliance with the more stringent of the UFC, the SOFA, the HNFA, and the BIA, as applicable. UFC are living documents and will be periodically reviewed, updated, and made available to users as part of the Services responsibility for providing technical criteria for military construction. Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) are responsible for administration of the UFC system. Defense agencies should contact the preparing service for document interpretation and improvements. Technical content of UFC is the responsibility of the cognizant DoD working group. Recommended changes with supporting rationale should be sent to the respective service proponent office by the following electronic form: Criteria Change Request (CCR). The form is also accessible from the Internet sites listed below. UFC are effective upon issuance and are distributed only in electronic media from the following source: Whole Building Design Guide web site http://dod.wbdg.org/. Hard copies of UFC printed from electronic media should be checked against the current electronic version prior to use to ensure that they are current. AUTHORIZED BY: ______________________________________ JAMES C. DALTON, P.E. Chief, Engineering and Construction U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    ______________________________________JOSEPH E. GOTT, P.E. Chief Engineer Naval Facilities Engineering Command

    ______________________________________ DENNIS FIRMAN, P.E. Director of the Air Force Center for Engineering

    and the Environment Department of the Air Force

    ______________________________________MICHAEL McANDREW Director, Facility Investment & Management Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)

  • UFC 3-310-08 16 August 2010

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    UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA (UFC) NEW DOCUMENT SUMMARY SHEET

    Subject: Non-Expeditionary Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair. Cancels: TM 5-600/AFJPAM 32-1088, dated December 1994. Document Description and Need:

    Purpose: To ensure that military garrison/base bridges can remain safely in operation and will behave reliably for civilian and military traffic; the bridges inspected, operated and maintained by military agencies should meet (or exceed) the same standards to which bridges under U.S. civilian jurisdiction are subject.

    Application: This UFC provides guidance so that all military garrison/base bridges are appropriately inspected and the results reported in accordance with current federal standards and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) criteria; this UFC also provides guidance so all military garrison/base bridges are maintained and repaired in a consistent manner and in accordance with industry standards.

    Need: Currently, there is no coherent and consistent national Department of Defense policy for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of garrison/base bridges; furthermore, TM 5-600/AFJPAM 32-1088, Air Force Bridge Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Manual, is over 15 years old and has not kept pace with current federal bridge inspection standards or industry standards for bridge maintenance and repair.

    Impact: The publication of UFC 3-310-08 will not result in any increased cost to the Services. Each Service is already in compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and the reporting requirements directed by the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C. The provisions included within this UFC are already being accomplished by each Service as directed by separate Service guidance (Army ER 1110-2111, Air Force ETL 07-5, and \1\ Navy UG-60020-OCN /1/). Non-Unification Issues:

    Not applicable; all agencies affected by this UFC are subject to the same requirements.

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    CONTENTS

    CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION Paragraph 1-1 BACKGROUND ................................................................................. 1

    1-2 PURPOSE ......................................................................................... 1 1-3 SCOPE .............................................................................................. 1 1-4 REFERENCES .................................................................................. 1

    CHAPTER 2: REQUIREMENTS Paragraph 2-1 THE NATIONAL BRIDGE INSPECTION PROGRAM ....................... 2

    2-1.1 History of the National Bridge Inspection Program ............................ 2 2-1.2 Goal of the National Bridge Inspection Program ............................... 3 2-1.3 Details of the National Bridge Inspection Program ............................ 3 2-2 COMPLIANCE WITH THE NATIONAL BRIDGE INSPECTION

    PROGRAM ........................................................................................ 5 2-2.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 5 2-2.2 Industry Practice ................................................................................ 5 2-2.3 Exceptions and Special Requirements .............................................. 6 2-3 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BRIDGE INSPECTION ............... 6 2-3.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 6 2-3.2 Bridge Inspection Organization .......................................................... 7 2-3.3 Responsibilities and Qualifications .................................................... 7 2-3.4 Bridge Inventory and Reporting ......................................................... 7 2-3.5 Bridge Inspections ............................................................................. 9 2-3.6 Load Rating ....................................................................................... 9 2-3.7 Fracture Critical Members (FCM) ...................................................... 9 2-3.8 Scour Evaluation ................................................................................ 10 2-3.9 Pedestrian Bridges ............................................................................ 10 2-3.10 Railroad Bridges ................................................................................ 10 2-3.11 Other Bridges (Non-Public or Short-Span) ........................................ 11 2-3.12 Seismic Evaluation ............................................................................ 11 2-3.13 Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures ......... 11 2-3.14 Data Storage ...................................................................................... 11 2-3.15 Special Bridge Types ......................................................................... 12 2-4 PROCEDURES FOR BRIDGE MAINTENANCE ............................... 12 2-4.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 12 2-4.2 Industry Practice ................................................................................ 12 2-4.3 Exceptions and Special Requirements .............................................. 13 2-5 PROCEDURES FOR BRIDGE REPAIR ............................................ 13 2-5.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 13 2-5.2 Industry Practice ................................................................................ 13 2-5.3 Exceptions and Special Requirements .............................................. 13

    GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................... 14

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    APPENDIX A: REFERENCES ................................................................................

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