Best Practices Guide for Identifying Potential Threats to Bridges (BPG Bridges)


The Technical Support Working Group has developed the Best Practices Guide for Identifying Potential Threats to Bridges for use by bridge owners, managers, engineers, and operational staff for assessing the vulnerability of their particular structures to attack.  The BPG Bridges is a 74 page guide that focuses on identifying vulnerabilities of different bridge types. The BPG Bridges is printed on waterproof paper, spiral bound, and suitable for operational use in the maritime environment.  
The BPG Bridges is a restricted document available only to military and federal, state, and local governments and bridge owners and operators. It is not for public release and must be protected from release to unauthorized personnel. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the document with the approval of their government sponsor or bridge owner or authority.  All orders must first be confirmed by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).
The BPG Bridges is available from the Government Printing Office at a cost of $39 each. To order, cite stock number 008-001-00178-9.
To order this document, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to [email protected], and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number.  Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government/owner agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The documents can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows: 
Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail. Online:,  E-mail: [email protected];  Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800,  Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time; Mail: send to: Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001. All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.