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Subject: INFORMATION: Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program - FY 2001 Project Selection Date: September 26, 2001
From: Original Signed by Philip Thompson for
James D. Cooper
Director of Bridge Technology
Reply to:
Attn. of:
To: Resource Center Directors
Division Administrators
Federal Lands Highway Program Administrator

The result of the February 9, 2001, memorandum soliciting candidate bridge projects for the subject program generated 53 applications from 15 States. The total amount requested was $14,587,906, and by this memo a total of $9,049,486 is allocated to eligible projects.

Applications were reviewed by a panel represented by FHWA Offices of Infrastructure R&D, Bridge Technology, and Human Environment; by the US Forest Service; and by the National Park Service. The review considered technical merit, historical significance, historical bridge inventory and/or management plan, and indication of public/private partnership. The Panel's recommendations were provided to the Secretary for selection.

Forty-three of the 53 applications from 15 States 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 9BA. The obligation limitation is 100 percent. We request that each Division office for those States receiving an award monitor the obligation of funds. By July 1, 2002, please report the status of unobligated funds to the Headquarters Office of Bridge Technology, HIBT-30.

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.


National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program
FY 2001 Allocation Plan
State Bridge Name/ Location FHWA Funds Requested Proposed Award
California Wawona Covered Bridge in Yosemite National Park 165,000.00 165,000.00
Delaware Ashland Covered Bridge in New Castle County 155,000.00 155,000.00
Delaware Wooddale Covered Bridge in New Castle County 155,000.00 155,000.00
Illinois Sugar Creek Covered Bridge in Sangamon County 96,000.00 96,000.00
Illinois Red Covered Bridge in Bureau County 96,000.00 96,000.00
Illinois Oquawka Wagon Covered Bridge in Henderson County 96,000.00 96,000.00
Indiana Ramp Creek Covered Bridge in Brown County 58,000.00 58,000.00
Indiana Bell Ford Covered Bridge in Jackson County 180,000.00 180,000.00
Indiana James Covered Bridge in Jennings County 80,000.00 80,000.00
Indiana Scipio Covered Bridge in Jennings County 65,000.00 65,000.00
Indiana Cedar Ford Covered Bridge in Monroe County 100,000.00 100,000.00
Indiana Deers Mill Covered Bridge in Montgomery County 75,000.00 75,000.00
Indiana Cataract Falls Covered Bridge in Owen County 70,000.00 70,000.00
Indiana Narrows Covered Bridge in Parke County 179,000.00 179,000.00
Kentucky Johnson Creek Covered Bridge in Robertson County 643,432.00 643,432.00
Kentucky Goddard Covered Bridge in Flemming County 464,640.00 464,640.00
Maine Watson Covered Bridge in Aroostook County 840,400.00 840,400.00
Massachusetts Burkeville Covered Bridge in Franklin County 352,000.00 352,000.00
New Hampshire Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge between Cornish, NH and Windsor, VT 140,000.00 140,000.00
New Hampshire Honeymoon Covered Bridge in Jackson 64,000.00 64,000.00
New Hampshire The County Covered Bridge over Contoocook River in Hancock 36,000.00 36,000.00
New Hampshire The Saco River Covered Bridge in Conway 140,000.00 140,000.00
New York Copeland Covered Bridge in Saratoga County 74,000.00 74,000.00
New York Eagleville Road Covered Bridge in Washington County 93,200.00 93,200.00
New York Rexleigh Road Covered Bridge in Washington County 106,800.00 106,800.00
Ohio Byer Covered Bridge in Jackson County 284,342.00 284,342.00
Ohio Brown Covered Bridge in Brown County 192,000.00 192,000.00
Ohio Parrish Covered Bridge in Noble County 192,000.00 192,000.00
Ohio Manchester Covered Bridge in Noble County 120,000.00 120,000.00
Ohio Brubaker Covered Bridge in Preble County 35,200.00 35,200.00
Ohio New Hope Covered Bridge in Brown County 220,000.00 220,000.00
Oregon Wimer Covered Bridge in Jackson County 528,480.00 528,480.00
Oregon Mary's River & Hayden Road Covered Bridges in Benton County 104,000.00 104,000.00
Oregon Horse Creek Covered Bridge in Douglas County 35,000.00 35,000.00
Pennsylvania Kramer Covered Bridge in Columbia County 260,000.00 260,000.00
Pennsylvania Hillsgrove Covered Bridge in Sullivan County 360,000.00 360,000.00
Tennessee Harrisburg Covered Bridge in Sevier County 96,392.00 96,392.00
Vermont Comstock Covered Bridge in Franklin County 576,000.00 576,000.00
Vermont Cooley Covered Bridge in Rutland County 200,000.00 200,000.00
Vermont Gorham Covered Bridge in Rutland County 576,000.00 576,000.00
Vermont 38 Covered Bridges Statewide 461,600.00 461,600.00
Vermont Thetford (Sayres) Covered Bridge in Orange County 24,000.00 24,000.00
West Virginia Walkersville Covered Bridge in Lewis County 260,000.00 260,000.00
Total ** 9,049,486.00

**Total funding appropriated for FY2001 is $9,978,000. The Legislation includes provisions for Research and Bridge Preservation. The amounts set aside are $928,514 for Research and $9,049,486 for Bridge Preservation.

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