More about AASHTO Bridge Management
A bridge management software tool called AASHTOWare BrM (Bridge Management was developed in the early 1990's under an FHWA contract). California DOT assisted in the development of the software. BrM is a data application that uses collected cost data, condition data and agency preservation and improvement policies, standards and objectives. The data supports modeling and analyses that are used to develop optimal long term preservation and improvement policies and programs for an inventory of bridges. The software maintenance is guided by a BrM Task Force and User Group.
Originally two DOS versions of the software were furnished to the States in 1992 and 1993. Then in 1994, AASHTO incorporated the program into their AASHTOWare suite of products. In 1995 the Windows based Version 3.0 was released followed by subsequent 3.X versions in 1996 through 1998. Version 4.0 was released in 2001 followed by subsequent 4.X versions in 2002 through 2004. Then a redevelopment effort began to create a more user friendly system that incorporates state-of-the technology bridge management concepts and architecture. Changes are completed or planned relative to the user interface and customization features, computing and database technology, and the bridge management approach. The software is being released in phases.
For more information on AASHTOWare BrM refer to http://www.aashtoware.org/Bridge/Pages/default.aspx