4.5. — Bridge Technical Plan Executive Summary

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4.5.1. — Roles and Responsibilities Comparison

Key Steps

  • The asset manager determines a budget request utilizing the CDOT Asset Investment Management System (AIMS) output, which predicts asset condition approximately 20 years into the future.
  • Identify the treatment needs of the entire structure inventory.
  • Prioritize and select projects for the 10-Year STIP that will ultimately feed into the 4-year Structure Asset Management (SAM) Plan.
  • Review and finalize Region Project Lists within Planning Totals

Handoffs and Coordination

  • Management of structures owned by Staff Bridge and the assets acquired by Colorado Bridge Enterprise is a continual process, with annual approvals occurring at the end of each fiscal year.
  • The Transportation Asset Management (TAM) Oversight Committee works in conjunction with the Bridge Enterprise Program, Maintenance Program, Bridge Preventative Maintenance & Repair Program, and the Scour Mitigation Program to identify potential future Bridge projects.
  • CDOT Staff Bridge headquarters provides project support to the Regions. As part of this project support, headquarters collects bridge data, assesses bridge conditions, and groups bridges into recommended replacement, repair, or preventative maintenance categories.

4.5.2. — Key Policies

  • 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 490 Subpart D – Final rule establishing national performance management measures for assessing bridge conditions.
  • 23 CFR Part 650 Subpart C – Final rule establishing policies for the national standards for the proper safety inspection and evaluation of all highway bridges
  • 23 CFR Part 650 Subpart D – Regulation prescribing policies and outlining procedures for administering the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program.
  • Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act – Enabling legislation that governs current federal surface transportation spending. The FAST Act builds on much of the performance-based asset management measures outlined in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

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