Bridge

Background

Rural transportation provides essential mobility and connectivity for many Nebraskans who rely on safe and efficient roads to deliver agricultural, energy, manufactured and other industry goods to market.

 

The current condition of Nebraska’s rural bridges impedes personal and commercial travel that is critical to the safety and prosperity of our citizens. The Transportation Infrastructure Bank Fund creates the County Bridge Match Program which will devote additional funding to pilot innovative solutions to help repair or replace critical bridges on county road systems.

Apply for the County Bridge Match Program

 

Contact Information

Please contact Jodi Gibson with any questions.  

 

Submit Your Application

Applications are due by December 1, 2017. Please enter your email address (we will use this to send you a confirmation email), select your county, then upload your application. Your application must be in an Excel spreadsheet file format.

 

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Bridge

YOUR BRIDGE. YOUR WAY.

The objective of the program is to create a process that empowers and encourages local partnerships in order to promote innovative solutions and streamline repairs and replacement of deficient bridges in Nebraska's county road system. 

 

 

 

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County participation is voluntary. Participating counties will maintain local control using local consultants and contractors.

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The Transportation Innovation Act authorizes up to $40 million to be used for the County Bridge Match Program

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The program will terminate on June 30, 2023.

 

 

 

 

County Bridge Match

  • Dedicates up to $40 million to accelerate the repair and replacement of deficient bridges on county road systems
  • Pilot innovative solutions like bridge bundling
  • NDOT will work closely with bridge partners to develop program criteria
  • County participation is voluntary

 

Data

  • Nebraska has 15,074 bridges (over 20 ft.) which is 16th in the nation for total number of bridges.
  • 11,107 bridges are on the county system.
  • On the county system,1,990 are structurally deficient.
  • 38% of county bridges are more than 50 years old.
  • 147 of Nebraska’s county bridges are closed.

County Bridge Match Program Working Group

A working group comprised of county officials, bridge authorities and NDOT personnel was formed to use a collaborative process to develop the program, including the selection criteria and matching fund requirements.  The working group met extensively the first few months to establish the program and now meets throughout the year to further review and define the program in preparation for the annual Request for Proposals (RFP) and selection process.

 

 

County Bridge Match Program Working Group

  • Larry Dix, NACO Executive Director
  • Steve Riehle, President NACE, Hall County
  • Chris Jacobsen, Custer County
  • Steve Mika, Saunders County
  • Kevin Barta, Knox County
  • Tim Ryan, Keith County
  • Dennis Wilson, Sarpy County

NDOT Team Members Coordinating with the Working Group

  • Moe Jamshidi, Deputy Director for Operations
  • Mark Traynowicz, Bridge Engineer
  • Mick Syslo, Materials and Research Engineer
  • Jodi Gibson, Local Projects Section
  • Kent Miller, Bridge Division