In 1982, Congress acknowledged the seriousness of our Nation's bridge needs by continuing the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (HBRRP). The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) of 1982 increased funding for the HBRRP to record levels and changed the governing legislation for the program in a number of other ways as well. The STAA authorized funding for the HBRRP through FY 1986. With this authorization limit in mind, the FHWA undertook a top-level management review in FY 1984 of the entire Federal-aid bridge program. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the current bridge program, determine its strong points and weaknesses, and develop recommendations, both administrative and legislative, for program improvements. The second part of this report includes a summary of our findings. Section 144(i) of Title 23, U.S. Code, requires an annual report to Congress on the HBRRP, the status of the National Bridge Inventory (NBI), and recommendations for program improvement. The objective of the Sixth Annual Report is to describe in detail the progress made in administering the HBRRP through December 31, 1984. The report will also discuss the status of bridge inventories for both Federal-aid and off-system highways. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Engineering, Bridge Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM