Colorado Bridge Enterprise

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Program Overview

The Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE) was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. It operates as a government-owned business within the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Colorado Transportation Commission serves as the Colorado Bridge Enterprise Board.

The purpose of the CBE is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated “poor."

In order to accomplish this goal, a bridge safety surcharge ranging from $13 to $32 has been imposed on vehicle registration based upon vehicle weight. Revenues from the bridge safety surcharge fee are phased in over a three-year period, and are estimated to generate approximately $100 million in annual funding.

Current Bridge Enterprise List

Here is a list of current Bridge Enterprises bridges and their status.

Bridge Enterprise Project Status - through September 30, 2015 (139 Structures)

Here is a map of all of the Bridge Enterprise structures that have been funded by or are under consideration for FASTER funds. In addition to the 139 bridges located on the map, CDOT identified separate funding sources (e.g. ARRA, federal, state, etc.) for 31 bridges that were part of the initial FASTER bridge listing.

October 2012 Status Chart
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As of September 2015 there were 139 eligible bridges in the following phases:

21 Not Yet Scheduled
12 In Design
2 Design Complete
26 In Construction
78 Complete

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Colorado: The Official State Web Portal