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Bridge Delivery Unit
The Bridge Delivery Unit (BDU) is responsible for repairing or replacing failing bridges on the state highway system.  It exists to execute the legislatively mandated $1.3 billion OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program. This program enhances the state's economic viability as part of the Governor's economic recovery strategy.
 
The program provides statewide management of the accelerated design and construction of bridge repair and replacement projects. These projects are critical to the continuing function of the state and interstate highway system in Oregon.
 
It represents a new way of doing business by partnering with a private sector to develop a strategy to complete the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program that maximizes the following:
  • Ease of traffic movement;
  • Expedited delivery;
  • and Involvement of Oregon firms.
 
The BDU is responsible for the integration of the bridge repair and replacement projects it manages directly with the ongoing State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to ensure that Oregon's highways and interstates remain open and passable during construction.
 
The BDU consists of a multi-disciplinary team of experts in all facets of transportation design, development and construction.
 
The unit is organized around five distinct functions:
  • Oversight of technical disciplines including bridge design, environmental stewardship and compliance, roadway design, geology, hydrology and construction;
  • Consultant contract administration and management, including Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build and other contracting approaches;
  • Financial accountability;
  • Corporate and external communications and outreach, including coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, ODOT Regions and Technical Services, local governments, regulatory agencies and the public;
  • and Program/project management.