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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 56-07 [New]

Practices for Incorporating Risk into Bridge Management Plans

  Project Data
Funds: 55000
Staff Responsibility: Jo Allen Gause
Research Agency: -----
Fiscal Year: 2024

Preliminary Scope

Section 11105 of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) changes to Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 119(e)(4) requires that all states are required to consider extreme weather and resilience as a part of the life-cycle planning and risk management within a state asset management plan.

The objective of this synthesis is to document current state DOT practice for incorporating risk into bridge management plans.

Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to):

  • Extent to which state DOTs incorporate risk into bridge management plans;
  • Items considered in risk analysis for bridges;
  • Prioritization of risk items considered in the bridge management plan;
  • Decision-making structure for incorporating risk into the bridge management plan (e.g., decision makers, staff involvement, and roles);
  • Practices for reviewing output and recalibrating if needed;
  • Practices for incorporating risk-based priorities into the transportation asset management plan (TAMP). 

Information will be gathered through a literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected DOTs for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.

Information Sources (Partial)

  • State DOT TAMP Documents
  • NCHRP Web-Only Document 107: Risk-Based Management Guidelines for Scour at Bridges with Unknown Foundations. (2007).  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/23243.

 TRB Staff
Jo Allen Gause
Phone: 202-334-3826
Email: jagause@nas.edu

Meeting Dates
First Panel Meeting: September 26, 2024 (Virtual meeting)
Teleconference with Consultant: TBD
Second Panel Meeting: TBD

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