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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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International Study Evaluates Bridge Examination Procedures

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The international study group examined bridge evaluation procedures in Finland, Denmark, France and Germany

Harry Capers, Jr., a member of MCEER’s Highway Project Advisory Panel and Corporate Bridge Engineer at Arora and Associates, P.C., led an international study tour that examined bridge evaluation quality assurance processes and procedures in Finland, Denmark, France and Germany. The results of the study trip, held during the first two weeks of June 2007, are intended to help bridge owners and the Federal Highway Administration to implement the provisions of the recently revised National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) regulations.

This study is part of an international program undertaken cooperatively with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and its Select Committee on International Activities, and the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program Panel 20-36, the private sector, and academia. The final report is expected to be published and released late Spring 2008.