97 timber bridges are over 20 feet in length and 33 bridges that are 20 feet and less in length that need to be replaced. The 33 bridges that are 20 feet and less in length (see link below) are not eligible for Highway Bridge Program (HBP) funding. Special grant funding such as TIGER and BUILD are being pursued for construction. 35% design is complete and moving through the environmental approval phase. The remaining 97 bridges that are over 20 feet are eligible for HBP funding. To learn more about HBP funding, visit the Federal Highway Bridge Program.
In January 2015, the Department of Public Works hired a
consulting firm to evaluate all of the bridges and to develop a funding
strategy over a multi-year period. The bridges have been grouped and
prioritized and the first 3 groups of bridges over 20 feet in length have been
submitted for HBP funding. This funding is not guaranteed and the County must
compete with other agencies state wide for the federal funds.
Less than 20 feet Bridge Map