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Bridge Replacement Unit Costs 2016

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National Highway System (NHS) Bridges
StateTotal Number of SD NHS Bridges 2016*Total Area of SD NHS Bridges 2016 (F2)*Replacement Unit Costs of SD NHS Bridges (dollars/F2)Estimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Replacement of Total Number of SD NHS BridgesEstimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Rehabilitation of Total Number of SD NHS Bridges (Rehabilitation cost = 68% of Replacement cost)
2014 Costs Collected in 20152015 Costs Collected in 20162016 Costs Collected in 2017Cost Used For 2016 Estimates**
Alabama541,180,61889102123105123,964,88784,296,123
Alaska28288,71326934027729685,459,13358,112,211
Arizona53898,80510111810710997,969,76566,619,440
Arkansas732,531,608171125124140354,425,114241,009,078
California40513,248,4252261871892012,662,933,4381,810,794,738
Colorado1131,333,630105146120124165,370,095112,451,665
Connecticut1144,092,2722993754423721,522,325,2381,035,181,162
Delaware7493,080  19519596,150,64465,382,438
Dist. Of Col.7237,110   21350,504,46434,343,035
Florida212,226,25296 10098218,172,713148,357,445
Georgia441,008,15273951099393,758,18263,755,564
Hawaii22131,321  67467488,510,25360,186,972
Idaho23303,17710314315013240,019,33427,213,147
Illinois3588,009,3301722021841861,489,735,4321,013,020,094
Indiana1272,213,029107128461232513,422,628349,127,387
Iowa36815,05895149130125101,882,21769,279,907
Kansas18478,774113 9810650,750,02734,510,018
Kentucky571,700,179188249136191324,734,229220,819,275
Louisiana14610,394,326107 1381231,278,502,062869,381,402
Maine33279,35728410919719755,033,31537,422,654
Maryland471,051,037206 292249261,708,190177,961,569
Massachusetts2195,194,9182084694403731,937,704,4921,317,639,054
Michigan1683,697,197193194259216798,594,508543,044,265
Minnesota361,229,303124165159150184,395,417125,388,883
Mississippi35967,5946153856764,828,78144,083,571
Missouri1413,588,11079111114102365,987,174248,871,278
Montana58885,940 191115153135,548,86792,173,230
Nebraska58387,949155 15215459,744,19640,626,053
Nevada548,758   21310,385,5407,062,167
New Hampshire47595,466  234234139,338,95394,750,488
New Jersey2054,032,9272434196384341,750,290,2621,190,197,378
New Mexico46339,33611417818816054,293,70336,919,718
New York39811,579,1532063112872683,103,213,0012,110,184,841
North Carolina1582,966,753117161102127376,777,646256,208,799
North Dakota17188,295171  17132,198,47221,894,961
Ohio1161,916,304152331164216413,921,577281,466,673
Oklahoma1191,961,58510997102103202,043,234137,389,399
Oregon30917,2171320232182166,933,581113,514,835
Pennsylvania4775,845,2841963122922671,560,690,8071,061,269,749
Rhode Island971,695,531518522525522885,067,292601,845,758
South Carolina1021,676,324 106122114191,100,956129,948,650
South Dakota23232,4939517115214032,549,04122,133,348
Tennessee892,415,384778112093224,630,755152,748,913
Texas543,234,46571656266213,474,671145,162,776
Utah11130,813292  29238,197,51525,974,310
Vermont10154,56042946843744568,778,99846,769,718
Virginia1362,681,100208 220214573,755,325390,153,621
Washington1265,034,294157194166173870,932,807592,234,309
West Virginia1412,080,428139148152147305,822,905207,959,575
Wisconsin801,152,763132111124123141,789,82596,417,081
Wyoming100953,227114 138126120,106,65681,672,526
Puerto Rico651,549,575312390179294455,574,935309,790,956
Totals 5,153122,247,29821325,154,003,25217,104,722,211
  • *Year of the National Bridge Inventory data set used is the December 2016 archive, see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/deficient.cfm
  • Square Meters is Converted to Square Feet by multiplying by 10.76
  • **Costs used for estimates is determined by averaging the current year the, the previous 2 years and 3 years of submitted Replacement Unit Costs of NHS Bridges.
    • When cost data is not submitted for a particular year in the 3 year period, an average of the costs submitted is used.
    • When no cost data is submitted for the entire 3 year period, the National Average of the Costs Collected for the current year is used.
    • Blank means no cost data was submitted for the particular year.
    • FHWA initiated the collection of Replacement Unit Costs of SD NHS and non-NHS Bridges in 2012 as is required under MAP-21.
    • Bridge construction costs may vary year to year. To minimize this variation, an average unit cost is used as it is a good measure of central tendency.
      • The use of average unit costs has historically been done for calculating the Highway Bridge Program apportionments.
    • National Average of the costs collected to replace SD NHS bridges is $213/f2
      • National Average = Average of all the costs in column 2016 Costs Collected in 2017.

non-National Highway System Bridges
StateTotal Number of SD non-NHS Bridges 2016*Total Area of SD non-NHS Bridges 2016 (F2)*Replacement Unit Costs of SD non-NHS Bridges (dollars/F2)Estimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Replacement of Total Number of SD non-NHS BridgesEstimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Rehabilitation of Total Number of SD non-NHS Bridges (Rehabilitation cost = 68% of Replacement cost)
2014 Costs Collected in 20152015 Costs Collected in 20162016 Costs Collected in 2017Cost Used For 2016 Estimates**
Alabama1,1752,254,63477939890202,917,074137,983,610
Alaska116367,933250 28326798,238,20766,801,980
Arizona161706,553121171138144101,743,57569,185,631
Arkansas7382,184,804230124123159347,383,838236,221,010
California9835,977,2781792432102111,261,205,663857,619,851
Colorado3841,118,562  184184205,815,455139,954,509
Connecticut224819,524702480439541443,362,248301,486,329
Delaware3672,514173199 18613,487,6459,171,599
Dist. Of Col.264,594   20313,112,5178,916,511
Florida2352,101,435119100159126264,780,850180,050,978
Georgia6561,925,457115116136123236,831,227161,045,234
Hawaii4276,606787  78760,288,69640,996,313
Idaho388992,437149218178182180,623,511122,823,987
Illinois1,8856,568,3451461631971691,110,050,368754,834,251
Indiana1,4062,895,696113158504259749,985,379509,990,058
Iowa4,9329,210,295869010393856,557,423582,459,048
Kansas2,1333,068,640941058595291,520,809198,234,150
Kentucky1,1002,228,268148157177161358,751,176243,950,799
Louisiana1,5936,195,55799140164135836,400,137568,752,093
Maine319867,673225220234227196,961,882133,934,080
Maryland261889,030334406401381338,720,324230,329,820
Massachusetts2641,251,474383424460423529,373,490359,973,973
Michigan1,0662,468,164194180222199491,164,676333,991,980
Minnesota7642,053,2638912691102209,432,805142,414,308
Mississippi2,0634,273,11279677474316,210,282215,022,991
Missouri3,0547,144,16894103109102728,705,099495,519,467
Montana407950,666179131119143135,945,19492,442,732
Nebraska2,3033,041,514109133149131398,438,295270,938,041
Nevada2682,395240231 23619,445,25113,222,771
New Hampshire257636,208221338306289183,863,995125,027,517
New Jersey4041,777,727  489489869,308,587591,129,839
New Mexico212669,022170125258185123,769,13884,163,014
New York1,5304,958,5182203022882701,338,799,917910,383,944
North Carolina1,6326,205,960110111128117726,097,280493,746,150
North Dakota644764,077140173178164125,308,55185,209,815
Ohio1,8264,221,984157173191174734,625,150499,545,102
Oklahoma3,3416,154,856115112111113695,498,704472,939,119
Oregon3991,367,346187199150179244,755,019166,433,413
Pennsylvania4,0298,665,8322833413003082,669,076,1191,814,971,761
Rhode Island95427,354   20386,752,91858,991,984
South Carolina8623,126,528113142153136425,207,813289,141,313
South Dakota1,1241,770,269116165163148261,999,794178,159,860
Tennessee9092,735,502  7878213,369,147145,091,020
Texas8462,787,10510111889103287,071,773195,208,805
Utah84137,937  18618625,656,19417,446,212
Vermont145344,578267349360326112,332,57676,386,152
Virginia7992,225,131212170211198440,575,978299,591,665
Washington2661,442,730176213208199287,103,241195,230,204
West Virginia1,1062,471,117145201165171422,560,963287,341,455
Wisconsin1,1522,589,630117123109117302,986,668206,030,934
Wyoming244722,47913114212313295,367,17364,849,678
Puerto Rico2321,043,745131218231194202,486,502137,690,821
Totals50,854129,096,22320321,872,026,29714,872,977,882
  • *Year of the National Bridge Inventory data set used is the December 2016 archive, see http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/deficient.cfm
  • Square Meters is Converted to Square Feet by multiplying by 10.76
  • **Costs used for estimates is determined by averaging the current year the, the previous 2 years and 3 years of submitted Replacement Unit Costs of SD non-NHS Bridges.
    • When cost data is not submitted for a particular year in the 3 year period, an average of the costs submitted is used.
    • When no cost data is submitted for the entire 3 year period, the National Average of the Costs Collected for the current year is used.
    • Blank means no cost data was submitted for the particular year.
    • FHWA initiated the collection of Replacement Unit Costs of SD NHS and non-NHS Bridges in 2012 as is required under MAP-21.
    • Bridge construction costs may vary year to year. To minimize this variation, an average unit cost is used as it is a good measure of central tendency.
      • The use of average unit costs has historically been done for calculating the Highway Bridge Program apportionments.
    • National Average of the costs collected to replace SD non-NHS bridges is $203/f2
      • National Average = Average of all the costs in column 2016 Costs Collected in 2017.

National Highway System and non-National Highway System Bridges
StateTotal Number of SD NHS and non-NHS Bridges 2016*Total Area of SD NHS and non-NHS Bridges 2016 (F2) *Estimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Replacement of Total Number of SD NHS and non-NHS BridgesEstimated 2016 Total Costs (dollars) Assuming Rehabilitation of Total Number of SD NHS and non-NHS Bridges (Rehabilitation cost = 68% of Replacement cost)
Alabama1,2293,435,252326,881,961222,279,733
Alaska144656,647183,697,340124,914,191
Arizona2141,605,358199,713,339135,805,071
Arkansas8114,716,412701,808,952477,230,087
California1,38819,225,7033,924,139,1012,668,414,589
Colorado4972,452,192371,185,550252,406,174
Connecticut3384,911,7961,965,687,4861,336,667,490
Delaware43565,594109,638,29074,554,037
Dist. Of Col.9301,70463,616,98043,259,547
Florida2564,327,687482,953,563328,408,423
Georgia7002,933,610330,589,409224,800,798
Hawaii64207,927148,798,949101,183,285
Idaho4111,295,614220,642,845150,037,134
Illinois2,24314,577,6762,599,785,8001,767,854,344
Indiana1,5335,108,7251,263,408,007859,117,445
Iowa4,96810,025,353958,439,640651,738,955
Kansas2,1513,547,414342,270,836232,744,169
Kentucky1,1573,928,447683,485,404464,770,075
Louisiana1,73916,589,8822,114,902,1981,438,133,495
Maine3521,147,030251,995,197171,356,734
Maryland3081,940,067600,428,514408,291,389
Massachusetts4836,446,3922,467,077,9821,677,613,028
Michigan1,2346,165,3611,289,759,183877,036,245
Minnesota8003,282,566393,828,222267,803,191
Mississippi2,0985,240,706381,039,063259,106,563
Missouri3,19510,732,2771,094,692,273744,390,745
Montana4651,836,606271,494,061184,615,962
Nebraska2,3613,429,463458,182,492311,564,094
Nevada31131,15429,830,79020,284,937
New Hampshire3041,231,673323,202,948219,778,005
New Jersey6095,810,6542,619,598,8491,781,327,218
New Mexico2581,008,358178,062,841121,082,732
New York1,92816,537,6714,442,012,9183,020,568,784
North Carolina1,7909,172,7131,102,874,926749,954,950
North Dakota661952,372157,507,023107,104,776
Ohio1,9426,138,2871,148,546,727781,011,775
Oklahoma3,4608,116,441897,541,939610,328,518
Oregon4292,284,564411,688,600279,948,248
Pennsylvania4,50614,511,1154,229,766,9262,876,241,510
Rhode Island1922,122,885971,820,209660,837,742
South Carolina9644,802,852616,308,769419,089,963
South Dakota1,1472,002,762294,548,835200,293,208
Tennessee9985,150,886437,999,902297,839,934
Texas9006,021,569500,546,444340,371,582
Utah95268,75063,853,71043,420,523
Vermont155499,138181,111,574123,155,870
Virginia9354,906,2311,014,331,303689,745,286
Washington3926,477,0241,158,036,047787,464,512
West Virginia1,2474,551,545728,383,868495,301,030
Wisconsin1,2323,742,392444,776,494302,448,016
Wyoming3441,675,706215,473,830146,522,204
Puerto Rico2972,593,319658,061,437447,481,777
Updated: 04/10/2018
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