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Bridges & Structures

Bridge Management

FHWA promotes the use and understanding of bridge management systems. Bridge management systems assist bridge owners in selecting and performing work that is the right activity, to the right bridge, at the right time, and at the right cost. Bridge management systems help bridge owners achieve their bridge performance objectives and goals, and maximize returns on investment.

There have been a number of recent bridge management accomplishments some of which include completion of six regional bridge management peer exchanges, completion of targeted State bridge management process improvement reviews, publishing several bridge management case studies, completion of national conferences, and the development of web based training.

A bridge management software tool named AASHTOWare Bridge Management (formerly known as Pontis) was developed in the early 1990's under an FHWA contract. The software became an AASHTO product in 1994. For more information on AASHTOWare Bridge Management see their website located at: http://www.aashtoware.org/Bridge/Pages/Management.aspx?PID=2.

Publications

Transportation Asset Management Case Studies

Other Structures

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Updated: 07/27/2015
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