Bridge Renovation (P509753)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Bridges
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 8/25/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for the renovation of County roadway and pedestrian bridges that have been identified as needing repair work beyond routine maintenance levels to assure continued safe functioning. Renovation work involves planning, preliminary engineering, project management, inspection, and construction. Construction is performed on various components of the bridge structures. Superstructure repair or replacement items include decking, support beams, bearing assemblies, and expansion joints. Substructure repair or replacement items include concrete abutments, backwalls, and wingwalls. Culvert repairs include concrete headwalls, structural steel plate pipe arch replacements, installation of concrete inverts, and placement of stream scour protection. Other renovation work includes paving of bridge deck surfaces, bolted connection replacements, stone slope protection, reconstruction of approach roadways, concrete crack injection, deck joint material replacement, scour protection, and installation of traffic safety barriers. The Community Outreach Program informs the public when road closures or major lane shifts are necessary. Projects are reviewed and scheduled to reduce as many community impacts as possible, especially to school bus routes.

Cost Change

Increase due to addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project partially offset by the capitalization of prior year costs.


The Biennial Bridge Inspection Program, a Federally mandated program, provides specific information to identify deficient bridge elements. The bridge renovation program also provides the ability for quick response and resolution to citizen public concerns for highway and pedestrian bridges throughout the County.


The objective of this program is to identify bridges requiring extensive structural repairs and perform the work in a timely manner to avoid emergency situations and major public inconvenience. Construction work under this project is typically performed by the County Division of Highway Services.

Fiscal Note

in FY14, a transfer of $255,000 in GO Bonds to project # 501301.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely. The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Historic Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service