Source: ARTBA analysis FHWA FMIS database of federal aid projects. Average annual spending is based on bridge related spending for projects approved by FHWA division offices between 2003 and 2012 that include spending on bridge
construction, replacement or repair. Actual work may take place over a different period of time. Total only includes bridge related construction spending, and not such costs as planning and design or right of way. Does not include spending by
State DOTs or local governments on bridge work that would not include federal funds.
Federal-aid investment has supported $88.8 billion in bridge
construction spending over the last decade to make
improvements to over 72,800 structures.
Average annual bridge construction spending on federal aid projects, 2003-2012,