In 2003, with the passage of the third Oregon Transportation Investment Act, the Oregon Department of Transportation was tasked with delivering a $1.3 billion program to repair or replace hundreds of aging highway bridges statewide.
ODOT used innovative methods and processes to deliver the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program, such as grouping — or bundling — nearby projects so local firms across the state could compete for contracts.
ODOT's philosophy for the bridge program was based on stewardship: Take care of what you have so current and future generations can prosper. The improved network of bridges spurred job growth during design and construction and helped preserve the highway infrastructure fundamental to Oregon's economy.
This website was developed to provide a comprehensive overview of work performed on the program and highlight its many successes.