|To administer the various bridge statutes, environmental laws of the United States, pertinent regulations and policies in a timely, courteous, responsive and professional manner. This mission will contribute to the development of a safer, more efficient and convenient marine and land transportation system that will effectively utilize and conserve the nations resources in a cost efficient manner, while providing for the well-being, general safety, security, and interests of the citizens of the United States.|
To provide reasonably free, safe, and unobstructed passage for waterborne traffic while considering the needs of land transportation.
Ensure that drawbridge operating regulations provide for the reasonable needs of navigation and land transportation.
Identify unreasonably obstructive bridges and order their removal or alteration.
Ensure the timely engineering of bridge design and construction for bridge removal or alteration projects to remove unreasonable obstructions to navigation with due consideration for land traffic needs and the environment.
Regulate bridge lighting for the safety of navigation and land traffic for every bridge which crosses waterways with significant nighttime navigation.
Optimize resources to best meet growing workload and customer needs.