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Bridges & Structures

Bridge Management

FHWA promotes the use and understanding of bridge management systems and software.  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 including the completion of six regional bridge management peer exchanges, the completion of targeted State bridge management process improvement reviews, the publishing of bridge management case studies, the completion of national conferences, and the development of web-based training.

A bridge management software program 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.

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