Video: The 411 on County Bridge Inspections

by Devyn Giannetti , Communications Specialist, Communications Department

There are hundreds of bridges in Cuyahoga County, and many of us drive over them to get to work, run errands, or visit friends and family without a thought. That’s because we rely on the Cuyahoga County Public Works Bridge Inspection Team to conduct frequent inspections to make sure County bridges are safe to drive on.

Did you know?

  • Federal regulations require bridges to be inspected every other year—but Ohio takes it a step further by requiring inspections every year.
  • Bridge inspectors look for critical deterioration in the bridge, often tiny stress cracks in the steel that could develop into larger issues.
  • If deterioration is detected, the bridge inspection team will report these findings and make recommendations about necessary repairs.

For a more in-depth look at a recent bridge inspection and to hear from an engineer out in the field, check out the video below!