California Department of Transportation


Q Who maintains the bridges in California?

The Division of Structure Maintenance and Investigations is responsible for managing the department's transportation structures. This includes performing bridge inspections in accordance with federal regulations on over 12,000 State Highway bridges and approximately 12,200 bridges owned by local government agencies. Other responsibilities include making structure work repair recommendations, determining the safe load capacity of all bridges, reviewing and approving encroachment permits and air space lease proposals involving structures, delivering plans, specifications and estimates for bridge maintenance projects, and coordinating the protective coating work on over 800 state highway steel bridges.

This Division also has the lead responsibility for the investigation and repair of structures damaged by vehicular collision, fire, flood, earthquake etc. Find more information at this URL: