The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has used network level results from the Pontis Bridge Management System for several years to suggest appropriate levels of bridge funding. In 1998 Mn/DOT began using project level reports from Pontis to aid in development of bridge improvement programs and 20-year bridge plans. Bridge improvement and replacement guidelines have been written to include element level inspection results in selection criteria, summaries have been prepared to list potential bridge projects, and Pontis benefit/cost ratios have been provided to assist bridge engineers in development of annual bridge programs. This paper highlights the procedures and reports that Mn/DOT has used to include bridge management concepts in the project selection process.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00763168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: J-4, IBMC-052
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 3 1999 12:00AM