This bridge is being funded through the federal Highway Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement (HBRR) program. Some facts about the HBRR program:
- It is a federal safety program administered by the State to repair deficient locally owned public bridges
- Two major categories:
- Replacement - Structurally Deficient or Functionally Obsolete with a Sufficiency Rating (SR) <= 50
- Rehabilitation - Structurally Deficient or Functionally Obsolete with a SR <= 80
The federal reimbursement rate is 80%. The remaining 20% may be Local or State funds. The City is pursuing this funding program for widening this bridge.
The Rainbow Bridge is listed as functionally obsolete for deck geometry and guardrail.
- SR = 75.7 - Eligible for rehabilitation only
Estimated Project Costs
Alternative 1 - Widen upstream
Alternative 2 - Widen downstream
Alternative 3 - Widen both sides and add arches
Alternative 4 - Widen both sides and strengthen existing arches