Brazil's transport infrastructure department (DNIT) is planning to invest 5.8bn reais (US$3.44bn) in 2,500 bridge and viaduct projects over the next four years, according to a DNIT release.
With support from the World Bank, the authority will carry out work in 19 states and the Federal District under its restoration program for special engineering works (Proarte). Around 10% of the work will begin in May.
This is the first time that the federal government has begun an initiative aimed at restoration, strengthening and expansion work for bridges on federal highways throughout the entire country.
DNIT is in charge of more than 4,300 bridges and viaducts, which total 264km in length.