This RVS is to be applied for the structural inspection of bridges with public traffic.
Bridges with public traffic within the meaning of this RVS are those that can be used by vehicles in accordance with the StVO or KFG or for pedestrians.
The application of this RVS is recommended for similar private structures.
Bridges in the sense of this RVS are structures with a clear width of more than 2 metres - measured at right angles between the abutments.
Related engineering structures such as wildlife crossing aids, avalanche and rockfall galleries, covered tunnel structures, road tunnels in open construction (enclosures, underfloor roads), road tunnels in cover construction, etc., for which there are no separate inspection regulations, should also be monitored, inspected, and tested in accordance with this RVS.