Federal Railroad Administration July 15, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Bridge Safety Standards
Document Number: 2010-16929
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is establishing Federal safety requirements for railroad bridges. This final rule requires track owners to implement bridge management programs, which include annual inspections of railroad bridges, and to audit the programs. This final rule also requires track owners to know the safe load capacity of bridges and to conduct special inspections if the weather or other conditions warrant such inspections.