The Municipal Bridge Program provides federal funds to municipal corporations and Regional Transit Authorities for bridge replacement or bridge rehabilitation projects. Bridges must be open to vehicular traffic. A funding limit of $2 million per project is set. ODOT will provide up to 80% of the eligible costs for construction and construction inspection only. Historically, the funding amount for this program has been approximately $10 million annually.
Currently, there are about 1,300 bridges statewide that have a Municipal owner and meet the federal definition of a bridge (greater than 20 feet).
The Local Programs staff maintain and update guidelines including an online application process.