New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FHWA’s Oversight of Bridge Safety
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) efforts to improve bridge safety. This audit is the second in a series of audits responding to a congressional request. There are over 600,000 bridges on public roads that carry, on average, 4 billion vehicles per day. FHWA established the National Bridge Inspection Standards for proper inspections of public highway bridges and oversees States’ efforts to ensure bridges within their jurisdictions are safe. Our objectives are to assess whether (1) FHWA Division Offices are effectively overseeing the States’ bridge inspection programs and (2) FHWA Headquarters is identifying and addressing high-priority risks to bridge safety at the national level.