This page will continue to be updated as more information regarding the National Bridge Inspection Standards Solicitation becomes available.

National Bridge Inspection Standards Final Rule by FHWA

This final rule updates the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) for highway bridges. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21) required the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to update the NBIS. Through this final rule, FHWA updates the NBIS to address MAP–21 requirements, incorporate technological advancements including the use of unmanned aircraft systems, and addresses ambiguities identified since the last update to the regulation in 2009. FHWA also is repealing two outdated regulations: the Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program and the Discretionary Bridge Candidate Rating Factor.

Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory

Bridge inventory information collected by each State transportation department, Federal agency and Tribal government is reported to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as requested, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) reporting requirements (23 CFR 650.315). The resulting information is maintained in the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database, which enables state-level and national-level analyses and reporting, supports Federal funding programs, and facilitates the identification of freight and defense-critical corridors and connectors. By having a complete and thorough inventory, an accurate report can be made to the Congress on the number, condition, and performance of the Nation’s bridges. The data also support FHWA’s programs, and the efforts of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Transportation Engineering Agency (TEA)…

AASHTOWare Bridge Management National Bridge Inspection Standards Solicitation Brochure

An overview of AASHTO’s solicitation to perform the required updates to the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software as a result of the changes brought forth by the Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory (SNBI).

FHWA Approval Memo – SPRB Waiver Memo

This memorandum indicates that the AASHTOWare BrM project meets the criteria for use of SPR funds used for Research, Development and Technology purposes without a non-Federal funding match. States are authorized to use 100 percent SPR funding on the project.

AASHTOWare BrM Next Generation Driven by NBIS Release

This document, created by the AASHTOWare Bridge Task Force, provides an overall timeline, transition plan, incentives, and contribution options for member agencies participating in the solicitation