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Bridge Structure Maintenance Repair Manual

Bridge Manual

Bridge Structures Maintenance Plan

Bridge Plan

Covered Bridges

Covered Bridge






 Bridge Facts

  • Total number of bridges in Georgia: 14,455
  • State owned bridges: 6,583
  • Locally owned bridges: 7,872 

As of 2009




The Georgia DOT is responsible for the following bridge maintenance activities:

  • Inspection of all bridges and bridge culverts within a two year cycle.
  • Underwater bridge inspection every five years.
  • Determination of a bridge’s ability to carry a load (Load Rating).
  • Routing of permit loads (including Superloads).
  • Assisting counties with solutions to bridge and bridge culvert problems.
  • Design and detail bridge repairs

Bridge Watch

Bridge Watch is a web based monitoring service that alerts the Georgia DOT about potential scour issues at select bridge structures.  This service provides bridge inspectors with real-time storm data.



Please send direct comments, recommendations and questions to the Bridge Maintenance Unit care of Andy Doyle, State Bridge Maintenance Engineer: or (404) 635-2893.