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Division of Planning
Local Programs
Municipal Bridge Program Funding Application



 Program Overview


The Ohio Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration has developed the Municipal Bridge Program in a concerted effort to eliminate local bridge deficiencies. This program provides federal funds to municipalities and Regional Transit Authorities for rehabilitation or replacement projects both on and off the Federal-Aid Highway system. 

 The Department allocates approximately $8m per year to this program, with an individual project cap of $2.5m. Awarded funds may be used for construction and construction engineering / inspection only. Design costs are not eligible for funding in this program.
Applications will be reviewed on a criteria-based project selection process by a committee comprised of ODOT District and Central Office representatives.



 Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible for this program, bridges must have a Municipal owner and meet the following criteria:

  • Meet the Federal Definition of a bridge (length of at least 20 feet)
  • Be listed on the NBIS
  • Carry vehicular traffic
  • Be structurally deficient or functionally obsolete
  • Have a General Appraisal rating ≤ 5
  • Have a Sufficiency rating <80



 Apply for Funding


Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2014, for projects to be built in state fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

To apply for funding click the button below. You will be linked to an Adobe Form. If you cannot submit your application in one session, but plan to work on the application over a period of days (up to 28 for our application), remember to save your work before closing out of the application.

Click here to go to Municipal Bridge Program Application