Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO)

The FAST Act continues (without change) the MAP-21 set-aside of a share of each state’s STBG apportionment for use on bridges not on Federal-aid highways (“off-system bridges”). The amount is to be not less than 15% of the state’s FY 2009 Highway Bridge Program apportionment.

Federal funds are available to finance up to 80% of the eligible project cost, the remaining 20% must be financed using the LPAs local match funds. However, if an LPA replaces or rehabilitates an eligible bridge not on the federal aid system, utilizing their own local funds, they may receive a credit which can be applied to the local match portion of another federal aid bridge project; called a Soft Match Credit. More details for soft match credit are included in EPG 136.3.10 Bridge Soft Match Credit.

Off-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation (BRO) News