At BNSF, maintaining safe and reliable infrastructure is of the utmost importance. We follow a rigorous Bridge Management Program that includes comprehensive inspections, regular maintenance, and when necessary, replacement of rail bridges on our network. We have more than 13,000 bridges with a total length of more than 300 miles of track that must be kept safe, secure and structurally sound. We need our infrastructure to be reliable so we can safely move the freight our customers need and the goods that are vital to our nation and our economy.
Regular Comprehensive Inspections
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requires railroads to have a Bridge Management Program to ensure the safety of railroad bridges. The program, which is audited by the FRA through document review and field verification, must include inspecting every bridge in service annually, with no more than 540 days between inspections.
Commitment to Maintenance, Repair & Replacement
Supplemental Inspection Technology
Submit a Rail Bridge Inquiry
Use this form to report a bridge concern.
Rail Bridge Safety
See BNSF’s commitment to rail bridge safety in action.