October 17, 2018 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has
announced a third Request for Proposals (RFP) for the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP),
created as a result of the 2016 Transportation Innovation Act (TIA). The program provides funding to
counties for the innovative replacement and repair of Structurally Deficient (SD) county bridges.
For bridges to be eligible for the program they must be: 1) structurally deficient as of August 16, 2016;
2) over 20 feet long; 3) located on a roadway classified as a local road or above in the State Functional
Classification, with no minimum maintenance roads; and 4) not previously advertised for bids for
The RFP will distribute $4 million for replacement and repair of SD county bridges, to be distributed in
proportion to the SD bridges in the five Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) districts.
Selection will be based on funding availability for each NACO district. The CBMP will fund 55 percent of
eligible bridge construction, and counties must provide a 45 percent match.
Additional information regarding selection criteria and the application process may be found on the
NDOT website at: http://dot.nebraska.gov/projects/tia/bridge-match/. Applications must be submitted to
NDOT prior to the close of business on November 30, 2018. Selected counties will be notified by
January 11, 2019 and will enter into an agreement with NDOT. Selected proposals must be constructed
by the end of December 31, 2020 to remain eligible for CBMP funding.