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Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT > About INDOT > Central Office > Asset Data Collection > Bridge Asset Management Bridge Asset Management

Initially established to comply with 1991 ISTEA legislation mandating State DOT to devote personnel and resources for development and implementation of process and application capable of analyzing bridge data to recommend cost-effective bridge projects for improving the bridge network. Report on bridge network condition, recommend alternatives and policies to enhance bridgecondition at project as well as network levels.

Function

The Bridge Asset Management Office functions include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Bridge data analysis using Bridge Management System (BMS) software tools such as Deighton Transportation Infrastructure Management System, or
  • Develop criteria to analyze bridge data for evaluating bridge condition.
  • Continually monitor and report on conditions of INDOT bridge assets.
  • Develop and recommend policies to enhance the bridge network conditions.
  • Develop and/or update the current models in the BMS to forecast statewide bridge network needs with estimated costs.
  • Prepare bridge condition annual report.
  • Interact with key partners including FHWA, consultants, research institutions and others to advance the bridge issues.
  • Affect individual bridge or, large culvert projects by providing support in the data analysis, project identification and development process.
  • Chair the INDOT Bridge Asset Management Team in Bridge & Large Culvert Project Selection and Prioritization Process 

Contact Us

Jaffar Golkajeh, P.E.
Manager-Bridge Asset Maagement & Program Engineering
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-5453
jgolkajeh@indot.in.gov

Maoj Sautaria, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
317-233-3525
msutaria@indot.in.gov

Stephen Dilk, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-5317
sdilk@indot.in.gov