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Bridges & Structures

 

Security

The FHWA bridge and tunnel safety and security program seeks to document solutions for protecting critical highway infrastructure and for reducing risk from intentional or related multi-threats.

Bridge and tunnel safety is achieved by providing and maintaining a facility that meets Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) standards for strength, service, function, and operation. Security and resilience are two additional characteristics that can also enhance safety.

A secured facility is one that is protected against intentional hazards such as fire, blast, or other sabotage; a resilient facility absorbs any credible hazard, survives, recovers, and returns to function.

The FHWA program components include:

  • Research and development
  • Sharing of bridge and tunnel owner experiences and good practices through case studies and similar materials
  • Deployment of training

Documents

Video

Updated: 10/18/2021
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