U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
|Subject:||INFORMATION: Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program - FY 2002 Project Selection||Date:||July 16, 2002|
|From:||Original Signed by
Raymond J. McCormick for
James D. Cooper
Director of Bridge Technology
Directors of Field Services
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
The October 11, 2001, memorandum, soliciting bridge projects for the subject program, generated 37 applications from 15 States. The total amount requested was $16,247,151, and by this memo a total of $2,822,750 is allocated to eligible projects.
Eight of the 37 applications have been approved and the proposed award amounts are shown in the attached table.
The Federal share payable is 80 percent and should be programmed under Appropriation Code Q06. The obligation limitation is 100 percent. We request that each Division office for those States receiving an award monitor the obligation of funds. Please report the status of unobligated funds to the Headquarters Office of Bridge Technology, HIBT-30, if the funds are not going to be obligated this fiscal year.
As part of the application process, each project is to also provide a publishable report which includes the history of the bridge, both original and new construction techniques, an accurate documentation of the restoration work, cost information, and performance of any innovative techniques used for repair work. We request that the FHWA contact listed on the application form monitor the progress of this report to assure its completion.
If there are any questions or concerns, please call Steven L. Ernst at (202) 366-4619.
|State||Bridge Name||FHWA Funds Requested||Allocation|
|Illinois||Little Mary's (Rehab. & Fire Sys.)||$588,000||$461,830|
|Iowa||Hammond (.pdf, 4 mb)||$176,000||$176,000|
|New Hampshire||Honeymoon Bridge||$600,000||$461,830|
|New York||Salisbury Center||$153,500||$153,500|
|Vermont||Grist Mill (Canyon)||$336,000||$336,000|
|Washington||City of Pe Ell's Tin Bridge||$400,000||$400,000|