Local Bridges

GDOT is committed to helping Local Governments reduce the number of posted and closed bridges throughout the state by means of different Local Bridge Replacement Programs.

NEWS


LOW IMPACT BRIDGE PROGRAM (LIBP)

The LIBP was introduced in 2014 and has replaced and reopened 36 bridges. Another 11 have been let or are currently under construction and 43 more are programmed for replacement within the next two to three years. These projects must meet low impact criteria such as no geometry or grade changes, low environmental impacts, and all detours must be off-site and approved by local entities. LIBPs are completed with expedited delivery using prefabricated bridge components.



HERO Roadway

90

Preliminary Engineering Authorizations/Programmed
HERO vest

47

projects let totaling $54M

 


This program was initiated in 2017 with 52 bridges solicited for replacement throughout the state and 25 bridges entering into Preliminary Engineering activities to date.


Local Bridges​​​​​​

Low Impact Bridge Program (LIBP)

This program was introduced in 2014 and has replaced and reopened 25 bridges with 7 under construction and 35 more programmed for replacement within the next two to three years.


Local Bridges​​​​​​

Local Bridge Replacement Program (LOCBR)

This program was initiated in 2017 with 52 bridges solicited for replacement throughout the state and 32 bridges entering into Preliminary Engineering activities to date.

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    Requirements

    Both Programs are federally funded but have different eligibility and local participation requirements.

    LIBP Projects

    Must meet low impact criteria such as no geometry or grade changes, low environmental impacts and off-site detours are accepted by local entities. LIBPs are completed with expedited delivery by means of prefabricated bridge components. Local participation requires agreeing to an off-site detour up to 12 months in duration (typical closure being about 6 months and maintaining local roads as needed during construction.


    LOCBR Projects

    Follow a traditional federal replacement schedule with local fiscal participation agreed to and disbursed up front before the project begins. These projects do not require off-site detours or low impact criteria allowing for the more design intensive local bridges to be replaced.


     Contacts

    For additional information please contact:

    Carol Kalafut, Bridge Program Specialist
    Georgia DOT - Office Of Bridge Design
    (404) 631-1882
    E-mail