iENGINEERING has successfully delivered the 2021 Annual Release for the LTBP InfoBridge™ web portal. This annual release includes many major enhancements to the web portal including major design enhancements and feature updates for the full-width graphical user interface. Moreover, the data filters have been updated to allow the users to perform advanced data search for historical data submittals and special research projects. An interesting new feature, “Performance Forecast” has been implemented for this release. This feature graphically demonstrates the preliminary results of ongoing Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research on condition forecast for a group (network) of bridges selected by the user. The Charts feature under Analytics tab has been also updated to include data attributes for the NBE data to include attributes for the various bridge elements and their respective condition states. For this annual release, InfoBridge also provides additional data for various research projects including project data for Unpainted Weathering Steel (UWS) and Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) projects.
The InfoBridge web portal is an intuitive and user-friendly online platform to access, visualize, and analyze bridge performance data and information. InfoBridge was developed by the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program, which is a long-term research effort by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help better understand bridge performance.