The Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) Structure Inventory and Inspection Management System (SIIMS) system is the single source location for entering and reviewing condition information on all Iowa bridges, both local and state owned. The system offers a variety of features and capabilities.
Obtaining System Access:
Each citizen of Iowa can have an A&A account for any and all applications they need that are hosted on state Web servers.
All SIIMS users will be required to have a State of Iowa Enterprise A&A account.
You will receive a confirmation of your A&A account with information to be used in Step 2.
If you currently have an Enterprise A&A account to access other State of Iowa applications, that username (first.last@iowaid) and password will be used to access SIIMS. Please complete the form(s) found under the forms section that pertain to your role with SIIMS.
In addition to the A&A account, you must be registered with SIIMS.
After completing one of the following forms, you will receive a confirmation that your SIIMS account is active when access is available.
Bridge owner form: Bridge owners are asked to inform the Iowa DOT's Office of Bridges and Structures if they are bridge owners by filling out the bridge owner form found under the forms section. This will also allow them access to their bridges in SIIMS.
Bridge inspector forms: Bridge inspection program managers and team leaders may now apply for accreditation by the Iowa DOT's Office of Bridges and Structures, to lead/conduct NBIS inspections. Certification, by the DOT, is mandatory to access SIIMS for the purpose of performing bridge inspections in Iowa. Complete the bridge inspector form found under forms. The form is available to, and may be used by staff members with county, city, state and the federal government in addition to consulting firms and private practices. A program manager is also granted load rating access.
Bridge load rating form: A professional engineer, registered in Iowa, is required to register to gain access to SIIMS for the purpose of load rating bridges. Complete the load rating form found under forms. The form is available to, and may be used by engineers with county, city, state and the federal government in addition to consulting firms and private practices.
Bridge inspection data entry form: Any individual that will be entering data for the program manager or team leader is required to complete the data entry form found under forms.
Bridge information form: Individuals desiring to view a Structure Inventory and Appraisal form for a bridge in Iowa, that do not qualify for any of the other positions, should complete the bridge information form found under forms.
Maintaining System Access:
For current SIIMS users, these forms have been provided in order to properly maintain contact information and appropriate roles and asset security for the application.
Change bridge owner form: When the local public agency experiences a change in the contact for bridge ownership either by retirement or change of employment, complete the change bridge owner form.
Change program manager form: When the local public agency changes the agency under contract to complete bridge inspections, complete the change program manager form.
Change inspector role form: When you have had a qualification change your bridge inspection accreditation by the Iowa DOT's Office of Bridges and Structures to lead/conduct NBIS inspections should be reviewed. Complete the change inspector role form if any of the following events have occurred: obtained professional license, attended additional inspection training, or obtained appropriate years of experience of inspection.
Change contact information form: When you have had a change in employment or other contact information has changed, complete the change contact information form found under forms. The changes include any or all of the following: employer, e-mail address, and phone numbers. If the change in employment will also change what role will be required for you in SIIMS, please also complete the change inspector role form.