Bridge Management System Law and Legal Definition

Bridge management system (BMS) means “a decision support tool that supplies analyses and summaries of data, uses mathematical models to make predictions and recommendations, and provides the means by which alternative policies and programs may be efficiently considered. A BMS includes formal procedures for collecting, processing, and updating data, predicting deterioration, identifying alternative actions, predicting costs, determining optimal policies, performing short- and long-term budget forecasting, and recommending programs and schedules for implementation within policy and budget constraints.” [23 CFR 500.303; Title 23-Highways; Chapter I-Federal Highway Administration, Department Of Transportation; Subchapter F-Transportation Infrastructure Management; Part 500-Management And Monitoring Systems; Subpart C -- Bridge Management System]