Local Bridge Program
FUNDING APPLICATION WINDOW NEWS
The funding window for FY 2021 State grants under the STATE Local Bridge Program closed on November 30, 2020. Due to the large number of applications, review is still ongoing. Conditional Commitment to Fund letters for approved applications will be sent to the respective municipalities as soon as all eligible applications are reviewed, most probably in February 2021. Towns can email email@example.com to inquire if a specific application is on the list.
Applications for FEDERAL Local Bridge Program funding may be submitted at any time.
Please see the latest Local Bridge Program Manual for more information.
Legislation includes change of the grant rate to 50% for all municipalities, and extends eligibility to bridges that are not currently structurally deficient, but have other issues. These include bridges that are functionally obsolete or scour critical, or bridges that could benefit from minor repairs to extend their useful life. The changes will take effect on 7/1/2016 and the grant rate for FY 2017 projects will be 50%. The Program Regulations will be revised for FY 2018 application criteria for bridges that are not yet structurally deficient.
Applications for Federally-Funded Local Bridge Projects Accepted: The Department is continuing to accept applications for new Federal Local Bridge Program projects. Applications may be submitted at any time - there is no deadline. In the event that applications received exceed the available funding, a cut-off date will be established and applications prioritized. Municipalities must be prepared to cover 20% of all project costs, including ConnDOT District oversight personnel. Approval of applications may be delayed while funding changes under MAP-21 are sorted-out.
Local Bridge Program on Twitter: The Local Bridge Program is posting news updates via Twitter as CT_Local_Bridge (http://twitter.com/CT_Local_Bridge; via SMS by texting follow CT_Local_Bridge to 40404) . Twitter posts may be suspended periodically as social media policies evolve.
Note to Consulting Engineers working on Local Bridge Program Projects: All contact with ConnDOT support units, such as, but not limited to, Environmental Planning and Hydraulics & Drainage, must be made through the ConnDOT LBP Project Engineer. Failure to follow this procedure will result in lost documents and delays!
Program Manager: Priti S. Bhardwaj, P.E., Transportation Supervising Engineer.
Requests for additional information should be addressed to:
IMPORTANT PROGRAM LINKS
Draft 2013 Local Bridge Program Regulations (PDF, 57.3 KB. To be used until an approved version is published)
Current and Historical Local Bridge Program Legislation (PDF, 383 KB, rev. 2/27/15)
NEW Eligible Bridge List(Remove any active filters in order to see the full list of bridges, MS Excel, 0.2 MB, rev. 5/13/20. Note: Lists include both State and Federally eligible bridges; scroll to far-right columns for eligible funding categories; Under-20' bridges shown on this list are included as a preliminary step and their eligibility for funding will only be finalized through a proper municipality-provided inspection report)
NEW Master Municipal Bridge List (MS Excel, 1.54 MB, rev. 5/13/20. Complete list of known bridges owned or maintained by cities and towns)
Documents, Forms and Reference Materials (APPLICATION FORMS, standard forms and guidance documents)
Under 20' Bridge Data (MS Excel, 1.11 MB, rev. 2/27/15.Data for bridges with spans less than 20 feet. Note: most of these bridges have not been inspected by the State since 1992)
Bridge Inspection Reports (Information on accessing inspection reports through ProjectWise, and PDF copies when posting is requested by the municipality. If you are looking for a report not available here, please contact the municipality directly)
Project Photos (photographs of some completed bridge projects)
Federal Funding Available to Municipalities (Information on various federal funding programs for municipalities, including non-bridge projects)
Bridge Suppliers and Manufacturers(links to outside web sites of interest, including suppliers and vendors)