InfoBridge Update Notes

July, 2020

The following data updates, minor enhancements, and bug fixes have been implemented:

  • Unpainted Weathering Steel (UWS) Project Data - A new data tab for Unpainted Weathering Steel (UWS) Project has been added. The data available under UWS Data tab includes geographic, climatic, and environmental data for the bridges analyzed for the UWS Project.

  • Charts Feature (Analytics) - The Charts feature under Analytics menu has been updated to display two new NBI attributes: Inventory Route, Minimum Vertical Clearance (NBI Item #10), and Year of Average Daily Traffic (NBI Item #30). Additionally, the bin sizes for various attributes have been updated to display non-uniform bin sizes.

  • Structure Number Format - The format for displaying and exporting Structure Number has been updated to reflect all leading and trailing spaces and leading and trailing zeros according to the NBI Data Submittals. This update is available for the Selected Bridges table and Export Data under Options menu.

  • Code Expansion for all Hybrid Coded NBI Fields - All hybrid coded NBI fields (fields that may either contain numeric or coded values) have been updated to display codes as “XXXX”. This update is available for NBI Data Tab under Data menu and Charts feature under Analytics menu.

  • Condition Forecast Data for Bridge Deck Models - The data for the Condition Forecast graph has been updated to reflect the most recent NBI submittal.

  • Legend for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) graphs - The graphs for Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) under Graphs tab under Data menu have been updated to separate the legend color options from the slider for value range selection.

  • LTBP Documentation (Library) - A new tab under Library menu has been added for LTBP Documentation. This tab includes LTBP Protocols and LTBP Newsletters.

  • “Contact Us” Details (Help) - A new tab for Contact Us has been added under Help menu with contact information for LTBP Customer Support Service Center.

  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes - Several web interface and map bugs have been fixed in this release.

March, 2020

The following data updates, minor enhancements, and bug fixes have been implemented:

  • NBI Annual Data Augmentation - The NBI/NBE data is now available for the 2019 submittal.

  • Climate Data Update - The 2019 climatic data was added. InfoBridge climate data is obtained from NASA’s Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications Version 2 (MERRA-2) data, which is currently available from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2019.

  • Climate Data Download - Two climate data attributes (Number of Freeze/Thaw Cycles and Number of Snowfall Days) have been made available to be selected and displayed as columns of the Selected Bridges Table. Therefore, these two attributes became available to be exported under Options.

  • Viewing UHPC and Timber Bridge Special Projects Data - The Data tabs for Special Projects including Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) and Timber Bridges have been updated.

  • Expanded Codes - The Export Data feature has been updated, so that all items of the downloaded data match the same formats/values as what is displayed in user interface.

  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes - Several web interface and map bugs have been fixed in this release.

January, 2020

In January 2019, the Federal Highway Administration, Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, InfoBridge™ web portal was launched. From that initial launch date through January 2020, many enhancements and additional features were implemented.