Enhancement of AASHTOWare Bridge Management for Florida's Bridge Inspection and Asset Management

The Florida Department of Transportation (the Department) now wishes to engage the assistance of experts in bridge management to help it further with the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management (BrM) software. The 2014 study mentioned above, can be viewed as a transitional effort to enable the Department to maintain the full decision support functionality of its bridge management system and the Project Level Analysis Tool during the migration from the AASHTO CoRe Element Manual and Pontis to the new 2015 AASHTO Element Inspection Manual and AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. Through some resourceful use of some old and new resources, the study was able to create a migration path for the FDOT health index, deterioration model, preservation cost and effectiveness models, and life cycle cost analysis so all the tools will work correctly with the new data and systems. Since the 2014 study, three cycles of bridge element inspection data have been collected. The Department has been gathering these element inspection data under its newest revised Field Guide (revised February 2016) since October of 2016. This marked the point when the inspection process started to use AASHTOWare Bridge Management release 5.2.2, and decision support functionality transitioned to the new version of the Project Level Analysis Tool.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $229244
    • Contract Numbers:

      BED30 977-10

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Padilla, Felix

    • Principal Investigators:

      Thompson, Paul D

    • Start Date: 20230531
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01884467
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BED30 977-10
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 1 2023 2:59PM