After presenting the county budget for fiscal year 2013, the Cobb Board of Commissioners will vote to approve the inspection of roughly 35 pedestrian bridges in the county as part of their regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Unlike vehicle bridges, which are inspected bi-annually by GDOT, pedestrian bridges are not subject to any state or federal inspection authorities, though state and federal authorities suggest the same bi-annual inspection process. It is up to each county to determine how to inspect its pedestrian bridges.
Cobb County is planning to award a SPLOST-funded $97,853.25 contract to AECOM Technical Services, Inc., to produce a master list of county pedestrian bridges.
This project will also include determining the ownership and maintenance responsibility of all pedestrian bridges. The bridges themselves will also be inspected, and recommendations for repairs will be made.
Other infrastructure improvements are in store