A New Home for Bridge Data

Providing efficient and quick access to critical bridge performance data has historically been a significant challenge. This article describes InfoBridge™, a web portal for dissemination and visualization of this data. Released in 2019 by the Federal Highway Administration's Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program, InfoBridge leverages the analytical capability of the highway bridge research community, and serve as a means of fulfilling FHWA's responsibility to provide transparency and ready access to data collected through federal research programs. In addition to providing a trove of bridge-performance information for use in research studies, InfoBridge enables bridge owners with limited or no access to bridge asset management software to manage their bridge inventories through a seamless user interface that incorporates state-of-the-art querying and visualization tools. Universities that have bridge engineering curricula can also benefit from InfoBridge because it enables students to access a free platform that is extremely data rich and analytics ready. The portal, available at https://infobridge.fhwa.dot.gov, is cloud-based and does not require user registration or login.


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  • Accession Number: 01713134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2019 10:12AM