Federal Highway Administration Long-Term Bridge Performance Program

In the United States, the stewardship and management of more than 590,000 bridges present many ongoing planning, operational, maintenance, and economic challenges for Federal, State, and local transportation agencies. To help overcome these challenges and foster the next generation of bridge and bridge management systems, in April 2008, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Infrastructure Research and Development launched the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program, a major new strategic initiative designated as a flagship research program. The authorization of the LTBP program was included in legislation for surface transportation programs enacted by the United States Congress in 2005: The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The Long-Term Bridge Performance program is intended to be a 20-year undertaking with both short- and long-term goals. It includes detailed inspection, periodic evaluation and testing, monitoring, and forensic investigation of representative samples of bridges nationwide by taking advantage of proven sensor technology.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Infrastructure Management Team


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25000000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Zobel, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    623 Bowser Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maher, Ali

  • Start Date: 20080401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130401

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573249
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2015 4:14PM