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This collection of information is required under the proposed implementation plan of Section 5202 (b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act:  A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) for the Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program.  The FHWA is soliciting applications and proposals for eligible candidate projects from State transportation agencies that specially address the construction of bridges using innovative designs, materials, and construction methods.  Public reporting burden is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, and inputting existing data sources.  Information provided will be used only for assessing project awards and for administering the IBRD Program.  The information will be treated as non-confidential.  Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.  The OMB control number for this collection is 2125-0612.  This collection will expire on April 30, 2013.  Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment Program


The Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment Program (IBRD) is authorized in section 5202(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59; codified at 23 U.S.C. § 503(b)), and has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. The program provides funds to promote, demonstrate, evaluate, and document the application of innovative designs, materials, and construction methods in the construction, repair, and rehabilitation of bridges and other highway structures.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

States are eligible for IBRD Program discretionary grants.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $4,200,000

* Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline January 6, 2012

FHWA Point of Contact

Raj Ailaney - IBRD Program Manager
Office of Bridge Technology

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