MAP-21 eliminated the Highway Bridge Program as a stand-alone funding source for bridges. Instead, bridges located on the Interstate or the National Highway System are eligible for funding under the National Highway Performance Program. Bridges that are not located on the federal-aid system are provided a separate set-aside in the Surface Transportation Program. However, that leaves the majority of the local agency bridges on the federal-aid system without dedicated funding. Therefore, in Washington, the Steering Committee (pdf 244 kb) created a set-aside for a local bridge program.
The local bridge program focus is to preserve and improve the condition of bridges that are physically deteriorated or structurally deficient through replacement, rehabilitation and systematic preventive maintenance, that are owned by cities and counties.
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