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.


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County Bridge Match Program Selection Criteria

Download the County Bridge Match Program Selection Criteria.




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. 





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


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


The program will terminate on June 30, 2029.







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 worked closely with bridge partners to develop program criteria

County participation is voluntary





  • Nebraska has 15,043 bridges (over 20 ft.), which is 16th in the nation for total number of bridges.
  • 11,059 bridges are on the county system.
  • On the county system 1,780 are structurally deficient.
  • 36% of county bridges are more than 50 years old.
  • 216 of Nebraska's county bridges are currently 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.

  • Pamela Dingman – Lancaster County

  • Gary Connot – Holy/Boyd County

  • Ross Barron – NDOT Bridge Division

  • Kellie Troxel – NDOT Construction Division

  • Jodi Gibson – NDOT Local Assistance Division