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Accelerated Bridge Program

Program Timeline and Progress

Program Timeline and Progress described below

This graphic depicts the overall ABP timeline and number of projects by current phase. The program is in its ninth year.

There are currently 200 projects included in the program, currently within these phases there are:

  • 0 Projects in design
  • 0 Projects in procurement
  • 14 Projects in construction
  • 184 Projects declared complete
  • 2 construction contracts have been terminated and their remaining scope transferred to other projects

Structurally Deficient Bridge Status

Structurally Deficient Bridge Status described below

This graphic shows the ABP-eligible Structurally Deficient Bridge Status. On February 1, 2007, there were 511 structurally deficient (SD) bridges. This number increased to 543 by July 1, 2008 when the ABP Program was initiated. Without the program, the number of SD bridges was expected to rise to 697 by October 1, 2016. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of SD bridges to fewer than 450, and as of October 1, 2016 the number of ABP-eligible structurally deficient bridges was 432.

Not all of Massachusetts' 5,000 plus bridges are eligible for Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP) funding. Approximately 600 bridges are under the control of revenue-generating agencies not eligible for ABP funds.

ABP Construction Contractor Jobs Created or Sustained

Construction Contractor Jobs Created or Sustained described below

This graphic shows ABP construction contractor jobs by county that were created or sustained through October 1, 2016, a total of 37,605.

West to east across the Commonwealth:

  • Berkshire: 1,367
  • Franklin: 363
  • Hampshire: 1,201
  • Hampden: 3,401
  • Worcester: 6,409
  • Essex: 2,869
  • Middlesex: 7,677
  • Norfolk: 2,043
  • Plymouth: 915
  • Bristol: 5,173
  • Barnstable: 997
  • Suffolk: 5,190
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