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Bridge Preventive Maintenance Program (BPMP)


The purpose of the Program is to replace or rehabilitate public highway bridges over waterways, other topographical barriers, other highways, or railroads when the State and the Federal Highway Administration determine that a bridge is significantly important and qualifies under the HBP program Guidelines.

Reimbursable scopes of work include replacement, rehabilitation, painting, scour countermeasure, and preventative maintenance activities.

Programming Process:

Please refer to Chapter 6 Highway Bridge Program of Local Assistance Program Guidelines (PDF) to find the application forms and also define detail eligible scopes of work and eligibility requirements. Caltrans evaluates the candidate projects for eligibility requirements and includes the successful candidate projects in the Highway Bridge Program.

The HBP Guidelines discuss the Bridge Investment Credit (BIC) delivery alternative for eligible local bridge projects, as it was introduced in DLA Office Bulletin 15-04 with attachments in 2015. 

Caltrans then produces financially constrained program lists that are forwarded to the MPOs for inclusion into the Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement program (FSTIP). Once the projects are included into the FSTIP, local agencies must request authorization to proceed according to the Local Assistance Procedures Manual to be eligible for reimbursement.

Forms: (right-click and choose “save target as…” to save the files.)

NOTE: For instructions on using these forms,
see the Highway Bridge Program of Local Assistance Program Guidelines (PDF).



If you have any questions regarding the HBP, please contact your District Local Assistance Engineer.

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