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07-05 — Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making

The Bridge Management Decision-Making scan focused on practices among US transportation departments for identification, prioritization and execution of programs for maintenance of highway bridges. The scan included a review of DOT manuals, guidelines, and policy statements, collection of responses to amplifying questions from DOTs, and travel to seven sites for meetings with DOT staff. The most detailed information was collected from thirteen DOTs that participated in meetings with the scan team. Document review in preparation for the scan included input from eleven other DOTs; overall, the preliminary desk scan included sixty-eight documents collected from twenty-one US transportation agencies.

The scan team prepared recommendations for practice in bridge maintenance in the areas of Preventative Maintenance, Bridge Management Process, and Agency Support.

Scan Results and Report


Tracing Scan Impacts


Scan Members

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  • Peter Weykamp, New York State DOT
    Scan Co-Chair
  • Tod Kimball, FHWA Vermont Division
    Scan Co-Chair
  • Bruce V. Johnson, Oregon DOT
  • George H Conner, Alabama DOT
  • Keith Ramsey, Texas DOT
  • Arthur D'Andrea, Louisiana DOT
  • Scot Becker, Wisconsin DOT
  • George Hearn, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Subject Matter Expert

Sites Visited

State transportation agencies:

  • Washington
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Delaware
  • California

County transportation agencies:

  • El Dorado/Placer County, California

Turnpike authority in Florida