The 2008 Biennial Bridge included the inspection and examination of the conditions of all structural components. The inspection was performed following NYSDOT requirements, for the Triborough Bridge – Harlem River Lift and its appurtenances. The inspection included such elements as the three through truss spans, lift span towers, decks, structural framing and piers as well as all abutments and retaining walls. In addition to these primary structural elements, all approach structures appurtenances, signs and its supporting structures, light standards and electrical equipment on bridges and toll plazas including utilities, lighting, and communication equipment were also inspected.