ODOT’s Bridge Program identifies projects for funding that extend the service life of existing bridges, and where that is not cost effective, bridge replacements. Typical bridge projects include: rehabilitation work like deck overlays, concrete repair, scour repair; safety upgrades like bridge rail replacements and screening; preservation treatments like steel bridge painting and cathodic protection installed to prevent corrosion of steel reinforcement.
Bridge projects are selected based on condition information from the ODOT Bridge Management System and ODOT bridge engineers, along with input from Region Bridge Maintenance crews. Final project prioritization for OTC consideration is done by the Bridge Program Manager and Region Leadership. More information about bridge work can be found on the ODOT Bridge Section internet page at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BRIDGE/pages/index.aspx.