The Bridge Operations Service consists of the Bridge Management Section, Bridge Technical Section and the Bridge Hydraulics Section.
The Bridge Management Section is responsible for the inspection of bridges on the State System in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and maintaining related bridge inventory records. This Section also inspects bridges on the local government systems as established by agreement, and maintains records for all publicly owned bridges for all jurisdictions. The Bridge Management Section also establishes and maintains a Bridge Management System for all Arizona Bridges to evaluate repair needs on the State Highway System and coordinate repairs through the Bridge Preservation Program, to evaluate rehabilitation and replacement needs for bridges on all systems and jurisdictions for inclusion in the Five Year Programs, and to make recommendations of State Highway System bridges for the Highway Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement Program. The Section also reviews overload and encroachment permit requests.
The Bridge Technical Section develops, implements, and maintains computer programs for structural design and analysis. Provides and coordinates technical training and support for computer applications, reviews, initiates and conducts research projects and special engineering studies. Performs structural static and dynamic analyses for complex structures, revises and updates standards, specifications, policies, and manuals. The Section also develops and implements computer aided design and drafting programs to generate bridge construction plans. Develops and maintains the Bridge Group Internet and Intranet Web Site.
The Bridge Hydraulics Section is responsible for Managing the Bridge Scour Retrofit Program, preparing bridge hydrology and hydraulics reports, developing and updating Plans of Action for all scour vulnerable bridges, providing technical assistance and guidance to local jurisdictions, bridge inspectors, and ADOT Districts.