Local Bridge Replacement Program
MnDOT’s Office of State Aid creates a 5-year Master Local BridgeReplacement Priority List, which is the compilation of county, city, andtownship bridge priorities supported by board resolutions. To be eligible for a grant from the State Transportation Fund (Bridge Bonds), the bridge hasto be located on a county state aid highway (CSAH), municipal state aidhighway (MSAS), county road, city, street, or township road, and must beowned by the county, city, or township. Bridges on the trunk highway arenot eligible for this funding.
Local Bridges Planned for Replacement in 2013 and 2014
At this time, the number of local bridges identified for replacement on themaster bridge replacement priority list utilizing all funding sources for 2013totals 557 bridges with an estimated total replacement cost of $206 M. Thetotal number of bridges identified for 2014 is an additional 149 bridges withan estimated replacement cost of an additional $74 M. The total bond fundsidentified for these bridge replacement projects totals $102 M.
Summary of Local Bridge Replacement Program for 2012
Legislature appropriated $33 M of Local Bridge Bond Funds in 2011Legislature appropriated $30 M of Local Bridge Bond Funds in 2012262 local bridges were funded in 2012 totaling $96.8 million with acombination of federal, state aid, Town Bridge, local and state bridge bondfunds.Bond funds accounted for $44.7 M of the total replacement cost leveraging$6.5 M of federal, $24.8 M of state aid, $14.8 M of Town Bridge, and $5.9 Mof local funds.$33 M of bridge bond funds currently available will offset the $102 Midentified for 2013 and 2014. Additional bridge bonds requested for thisbonding session is $102 - $33 = $69M. This amount will meet the need andpriorities identified by local resolutions. Attached is a list of some of major local bridge replacement projects(Greater than $1M) identified for replacement in 2013 and 2014.
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