Highway Bridge Program Law and Legal Definition

The Highway bridge program is an initiative carried out in the U.S. to improve the condition of highway bridges over waterways, topographical barriers, other highways, and railroads through replacement and rehabilitation of bridges. The Highway bridge program is governed by the federal laws. 23 USCS § 144 states that the on application by a state or states, the secretary of transportation may approve federal assistance for any of the following activities for a highway bridge that has been determined to be eligible for replacement or rehabilitation that include:

1. Painting,

2. Seismic retrofit,

3.Systematic preventive maintenance,

4.Installation of scour countermeasures,

5.Application of calcium magnesium acetate, sodium acetate/formate, or other environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and de-icing compositions.