FHWA initiated the Long-Term Bridge Performance
(LTBP) Program to collect, store, and analyze data to better understand how bridges deteriorate over time.
Long-Term Bridge Performance
Program (Brochure) Publication no.
The May 2008 issue of FHWA's Focus newsletter contains features on "National Work Zone Awareness Week 2008: Slow for the Cone Zone," "Rolling Wheel Deflectometer: A High-Speed Deflection Device to Improve Asset Management," "Advancing the Future of Long-Term Bridge Performance
," and "New Course Introduces Strategies for Achieving More Effective Pavement Management Programs.
In May 2008, FHWA initiated the Long-Term Bridge Performance
(LTBP) program, a 20-year research effort to collect data on bridges nationwide.
The latest initiative is FHWA's Long-Term Bridge Performance
(LTBP) program, which was authorized in 2005 under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
The proposed legislation contains a new initiative called the Long-Term Bridge Performance
FHWA proposed a Long-Term Bridge Performance
program that would gather data to support improved methodologies, tools, and programs for bridge preservation and management.