The AASHTOWare™ Bridge Management software BrM (formerly Pontis) was first developed under an NCHRP project sponsored by the FHWA in the early 1990’s and soon thereafter was transferred to AASHTO for further development, maintenance and support. For over 20 years BrM has seen dramatic improvements due to technological changes, product innovations, and, most importantly, direct user feedback. As a key product in the AASHTOWare software suite, BrM continues to be widely used as the primary bridge management software by transportation agencies across the U.S., and internationally.
AASHTOWare’s efforts are headed by a Task Force comprised of State bridge engineering and information technology professionals. This Task Force manages the product and the contractor’s efforts on behalf of AASHTO and the user community in order to ensure development, maintenance, and support of the software meets the needs and requirements of current bridge owners in State and local agencies, governmental organizations such as the FHWA, and private consultants.
The latest official release of BrM is 5.1.3 (Service Pack 1). 5.1.3 was accepted by the TAG and approved by the Task Force for release in April 2013. Agencies wishing to install and use 5.1.3 (SP1) should contact the Contractor directly to request the software (email or phone call will suffice). The contractor is currently developing the next generation of AASHTOWare Bridge Management software (version 5.2), sponsored by a national project solicitation. Further details of this release will be shared with the user community at the annual User Group meeting, including a demo of new additions to the software.
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