Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 37-07. Bridge Management Systems for Transportation Agency Decision-Making

Most state Departments of Transportation (DOT's) have a bridge management system (BMS) in place and in use. The extent to which these systems are used in project and network level decisions may vary significantly from one agency to another. There is also may be great variation in the familiarity of this senior administrative management with the critical elements of data input, basic assumptions underlying the system operations and a clear understanding of the potential of their bridge management system to produce a variety of useful reports. It will be beneficial to all transportation agencies, therefore, to know how other agencies use and benefit from their bridge management systems in managing their bridges. This synthesis will gather information on current practices in how bridge owner agency CEO's and their senior administrative staff use their bridge management systems. The focus will be on both funding allocations within the bridge program and allocations for bridges within the overall agency programs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    ARA Associates

  • Principal Investigators:

    Hyman, William

  • Start Date: 20051007
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11243

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463006
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:14PM