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The Manual for Bridge Element Inspection (MBEI) is a reference for standardized element definitions, element quantity calculations, condition state definitions, element feasible actions, and inspection conventions. Its goal is to capture the condition of bridges in a simple, effective way that can be standardized nationwide, while providing enough flexibility to be adapted by both large and small agencies. It is designed for use by state departments of transportation and other agencies that perform element-level bridge inspections.

This new, second edition was developed as a result of NCHRP 12-104, Guidelines to Improve the Quality of Element-Level Bridge Inspection. It incorporates suggested changes by numerous inspecting agencies, consultant inspection firms, and training instructors, and attempts to cover the majority of bridge elements found on highway bridges in the United States.

Key Topics Covered

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 2018-2019

COMMITTEE ON BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES, 2018

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

SECTION 1: BACKGROUND

1.1 Condition Assessment Philosophy: Multipath and Defect Concepts

1.2 National Bridge Elements

1.3 Bridge Management Elements

1.4 Agency-Developed Elements

1.5 How to Use This Manual

1.6 Organization

SECTION 2: ELEMENT LOCATION MATRIX

2.1 National Bridge Elements

2.1.1 Decks and Slabs

2.1.2 Railings

2.1.3 Superstructure

2.1.4 Bearings

2.1.5 Substructure

2.1.6 Culverts

2.2 Bridge Management Elements

2.2.1 Joints

2.2.2 Approach Slabs

2.2.3 Wearing Surfaces, Protective Coatings, and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective System

SECTION 3: DETAILED ELEMENT DESCRIPTIONS

3.1 Element Listing by Material

3.1.1 Reinforced Concrete

3.1.2 Prestressed Concrete

3.1.3 Steel

3.1.4 Timber

3.1.5 Masonry

3.1.6 Other Materials

3.1.7 Bearings

3.1.8 Joints

3.1.9 Wearing Surfaces, Protective Coatings, and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective Systems

3.2 Element Commentary

3.2.1 General Commentary

3.2.2 Decks and Slabs

3.2.3 Railings

3.2.4 Superstructure

3.2.5 Bearings

3.2.6 Substructure Elements

3.2.7 Culverts

3.2.8 Joints

3.2.9 Wearing Surfaces, Protective Coatings, and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective Systems

3.2.10 Approach Slabs

3.3 Reinforced Concrete Elements

Defects for Reinforced Concrete

Defect 1080 Delamination/Spall/Patched Area

Defect 1090 Exposed Rebar

Defect 1120 Efflorescence/Rust Staining

Defect 1130 Cracking (RC and Other)

Crack Pattern Guide

Crack Width Guide

Defect 1190 Abrasion/Wear

3.4 Prestressed Concrete Elements

Defects for Prestressed Concrete Elements

Defect 1110 Cracking (PSC)

3.5 Steel Elements

Defects for Steel Elements

Defect 1000 Corrosion

Defect 1010 Cracking

Defect 1020 Connection

3.6 Timber Elements

Defects for Timber Elements

3.7 Masonry Elements

Defects for Masonry Elements

3.8 Other Material Elements

Defects for Other Material Elements

3.9 Bearings

Defects for Bearings

Defect 2220 Alignment

Defect 2240 Loss of Bearing Area

3.10 Joints

Defects for Joints

Defect 2330 Seal Damage

Defect 2350 Debris Impaction

3.11 Wearing Surfaces, Protective Coatings, and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective Systems

Defects for Wearing Surfaces

Defects for Steel Protective Coating

Defect 3410 Chalking (Steel Protective Coating)

Defect 3420 Peeling/Bubbling/Cracking (Steel Protective Coating)

Defect 3430 Oxide Film Degradation

Defect 3440 Effectiveness (Steel Protective Coating)

Defects for Concrete Protective Coating

Defects for Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective System

3.12 Spatial Area Estimates Diagrams

3.13 Environmental Factors (Service Environments)

APPENDIX A: AGENCY-DEFINED ELEMENTS (ADES)

A1 Agency-Defined Subsets of the National Bridge Elements

A2 Agency-Defined Subsets of the Bridge Management Elements

A3 Independent Agency-Defined Elements -2 A3.1Example Element Definition: Concrete Tunnel Ancillary Structure

A3.1.1 Element 600Concrete Tunnel (Example)

APPENDIX B: INSPECTION EXAMPLES

B1 Timber Bridge

B1.1 Element Quantities

B1.1.1 Deck

B1.1.2 Superstructure

B1.1.3 Substructure

B1.2 Element Condition States B

B1.2.1 Defect #1, Timber Open Girder/Beam (Element 111)

B1.2.2 Defect #2, Timber Pier Cap (Element 235)

B1.2.3 Defect #3, Timber Pile (Element 228)

B1.2.4 Defect #4, Metal Bridge Railing (Element 330)

B1.3 Element Quantity and Condition State Summary

B2 Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridge

B2.1 Element Quantities

B2.1.1 Deck

B2.1.2 Superstructure

B2.1.3 Substructure

B2.2 Element Condition States

B2.2.1 Defect #1, Reinforced Concrete Deck (Element 12)

B2.2.2 Defect #2, Reinforced Concrete Deck (Element 12)

B2.2.3 Defect #3, Reinforced Concrete Deck (Element 12)

B2.2.4 Defect #4, Compression Joint Seal (Element 302) and Reinforced Concrete Deck (Element 12)

B2.2.5 Defect #5, Reinforced Concrete Pier Cap (Element 234)

B2.2.6 Defect #6, Reinforced Concrete Pier Cap (Element 234)

B2.2.7 Defect #7, Reinforced Concrete Column (Element 205)

B2.3 Element Quantity and Condition State Summary

B3 Steel Truss Bridge

B3.1 Element Quantities

B3.1.1 Deck

B3.1.2 Superstructure

B3.1.3 Substructure

B3.2 Element Condition States

B3.2.1 Defect #1, Reinforced Concrete Deck (Element 12)

B3.2.2 Defect #2, Steel Truss (Element 120)

B3.2.3 Defect #3, Steel Truss (Element 120), Steel Gusset Plate (Element 162), and Steel Protective Coating (Element 515)

B3.2.4 Defect #4, Steel Floor Beam (Element 152) and Steel Protective Coating (Element 515)

B3.2.5 Defect #5, Steel Stringer (Element 113)

B3.2.6 Defect #6, Steel Stringer (Element 113)

B3.2.7 Defect #7, Pier Wall (Element 210)

B3.3Element Quantity and Condition State Summary

APPENDIX C: ELEMENT GROUPINGS

APPENDIX D: MATERIALS AND FEASIBLE ACTIONS BY MATERIAL TYPE

D1 Steel (100)

D2 Prestressed Concrete (300)

D3 Reinforced Concrete (400)

D4 Timber (500)

D5 Other Materials (600)

D6 Masonry (650)

D7 Wearing Surfaces (800)

D8 Concrete Reinforcing Steel Protective Systems (820)

D9 Steel Protective Coatings (850)

D10 Concrete Protective Coatings (880)

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