Comprehensive Bridge Asset Management Program
- Posted At:
- Thu, May 5, 2022 10:33 AM
- Sealed Bid Process:
- Yes (Bids Unsealed / Pricing Unsealed)
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The City of Pittsburgh (the "City") is soliciting proposals for development of a comprehensive asset management plan for city bridges. The proposal will also include a review of the current condition of city bridges and recommendations for immediate additional inspections and/or repairs to ensure the safety of all bridges.
The City owns and maintains 150 bridges, ranging from small sub-20’ beam bridges and pedestrianrail bridges to major truss bridges (i.e. Charles Anderson Bridge, Swindell Bridge). Responsibility for bridge inspection, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and replacement rests with the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) Bridges and Structures Division. Major capital improvement projects for rehabilitation and replacement are typically funded through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) using a combination of federal, state, and local funds. Maintenance and repairs are generally funded with local (city) funds and accomplished through on-demand or project-specific construction contracts.
The purpose of the comprehensive asset management plan is to ensure that the City is maintaining its bridge inventory in a structurally safe and serviceable condition. The asset management plan will identify recommended maintenance activities, preservation/repair activities, and rehabilitation activities. The plan will recommend timeframes for each type of activity, with an eye towards investing the city’s resources wisely by minimizing life-cycle costs. The plan will also make recommendations for optimal internal staffing levels necessary to cost-effectively perform maintenance and repair activities, as well as staffing necessary for engineering/office staff to develop and implement effective asset management and design and deliver capital improvement projects.