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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
Download the most current list of eligible bridges:
To be eligible for HBP funds under SAFETEA-LU a bridge must meet all of the following four (4) criteria:
Bridge must be on the NBI database. Bridges that meet the following criteria are on the NBI database:
To be eligible for rehabilitation, bridge must have a Sufficiency Rating of 80 or less; To be eligible for replacement, bridge must have a Sufficiency Rating of less than 50.
Bridge must be classified as either structurally deficient OR functionally obsolete.
Bridge cannot have been rehabbed/reconstructed (item 106*) or new/replaced (item 27*) within the past 10 years, regardless of the source of funding. In addition to checking items 27 and 106, FHWA also checks its fiscal records to determine if any federal-aid funds were used to rehab/replace a bridge during the past 10 years.
* Ratings and item numbers are in accordance with the Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges, Report Number FHWA-PD-96-001, commonly referred to as the Coding Guide.