AASHTO offers a variety of licensing options to meet the unique needs of transportation agencies. Beyond the base software package, each license provides various features and service levels. For licensees who desire additional features and/or levels of service beyond those defined in the license, additional Service Units can be purchased separately.

New licensees are encouraged to secure database set-up support via the purchase of one Service Unit coincident with the first licensing cycle. Licensees can also purchase Service Units in order to provide consultation, training, and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating software. For additional information on Bridge Design-Rating Service Units, see the section on Service Units under the Support Menu.

AASHTOWare Bridge Design Single Workstation Option
This option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Design software for designing (analysis and specification checking) steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete superstructures on a standalone workstation. This option includes unlimited support. Use of the AASHTOWare Bridge database under this license is limited to a single user at a time working on the same machine where the database is installed. Prorated options are available for special research projects upon request.
Description Annual License Fee
First License AASHTOWare Bridge Design Single Workstation Option $10,500
Subsequent AASHTOWare Bridge Design Single Workstation Option $9,000
Organizations licensing workstation versions of both AASHTOWare Bridge Rating and AASHTOWare Bridge Design may request to have their software delivered with a single-user interface which provides access to both products.
AASHTOWare Bridge Design Unlimited Option (AASHTO Member Agency)
This AASHTO member agency option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Design software described above for use on an unlimited number of workstations within the agency or installed on a server for unlimited user access. This license includes unlimited support.
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Design Unlimited Option (AASHTO Member Agency) $39,500
AASHTOWare Bridge Design Unlimited Option (Non-Member Organization)
This non-member organization option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Design software described above for use on an unlimited number of workstations within the non-member organization or installed on a server for unlimited user access. This license includes unlimited support.
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Design Unlimited Option (Non-Member Organization) $52,500
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Single Workstation Option
This option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Rating software for load rating steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and timber superstructures on a standalone workstation. This option includes unlimited support. Use of the AASHTOWare Bridge database under this license is limited to a single user at a time working on the same machine where the database is installed. For research, a prorated option may be available upon request.    
Description Annual License Fee
First License AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Single Workstation Option $10,500
Subsequent License AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Single Workstation Option $9,000
Organizations licensing workstation versions of both AASHTOWare Bridge Rating and AASHTOWare Bridge Design may request to have their software delivered with a single user interface which provides access to both products.
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option (AASHTO Member Agency)
This AASHTO member agency option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Rating software described above for use on an unlimited number of workstations within the agency or installed on a server for unlimited user access. This license includes unlimited support.  
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option(AASHTO Member Agency) $39,500
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option (Non-Member Organization)
This non-member organization option includes the complete AASHTOWare Bridge Rating software described above for use on an unlimited number of workstations within the non-member organization or installed on a server for unlimited user access. This license includes unlimited support  
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option (Non-Member Organization) $52,500
Special Consultant/Agency Option
Consulting engineering firms performing rating or design work, or other agencies working with and supplying information to/for a member agency holding a valid license to the AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option may obtain a single workstation copy of AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating for a special license fee. Under this licensing option, the sponsoring member agency (holding the Unlimited Option license) must approve the consultant to license under their unlimited option license to perform work on bridges that are included in their unlimited license inventory. This special licensing option is also available to universities engaged in performing research on bridges in the unlimited licensing inventory of a sponsoring member agency holding a valid license to the AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option, provided such special license request is approved by the sponsoring agency. The system requires a database engine. Contractor support for this licensing option is limited to installation support. Application support for consultants licensing under this option is provided by the Unlimited Option sponsoring agency.
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Special Consultant Option $5,500 per workstation
AASHTOWare Bridge Design Special Consultant Option $5,500 per workstation
Organizations licensing workstation versions of both AASHTOWare Bridge Rating and AASHTOWare Bridge Design may request to have their software delivered with a single user interface which provides access to both products.
Agency Sponsored Consultant Licenses
A member agency who is a licensee of the AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating Unlimited Option may purchase on behalf of consulting engineering firms performing rating or design work for the member agency or a local agency performing rating or design work for the member agency the following AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating “10-packs”. The system requires a database engine and includes limited support by the member agency. Consulting firms or local agencies using this license option will be required to sign a software license agreement with AASHTO. Contractor support for this licensing option is limited to installation support. Application support for consultants licensing under this option is provided by the Agency Sponsored Consultant licensee purchasing the consultant’s license.
Description Annual License Fee
AASHTOWare Bridge Design or AASHTOWare Bridge Rating 10 Copies $34,700
20 Copies $63,000
30+ Copies $94,500
Standalone Developer Option

This option is available to third-party developers, subject to AASHTOWare Bridge Task Force approval, who wish to create bridge software tools that would link to the AASHTOWare Bridge database and/or utilize the AASHTOWare Bridge Design/AASHTOWare Bridge Rating GUI. End users of third-party tools would be required to be a licensee of the AASHTO base system described above in order to use the third-party linkage. A third-party developer cannot distribute the AASHTO base system. Third-party developed software can be licensed, if desired, by the third-party developer independent of AASHTO.

The licensee of this product will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Furthermore, any third-party application that links to the AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating API that also provides an ability to externally create, consume, and/or modify bridge models, must provide a mechanism to import bridge models developed using that application into AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating. Any third-party application which meets the aforementioned criteria must provide a mechanism to support data in both directions, to include data import from that application into AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating, even if the model was originally created in the third-party application. The provided mechanism must adhere to a data standard that can ensure the integrity and accuracy of the model. The license fee includes five hours of installation support.

Description Annual License Fee
Annual Fee $2,000
Consultant/Developer Extended Support

This option provides extended support services to consultants beyond those provided with their licensing option. This option also provides support for third-party developers who wish to create bridge software tools that would link to the AASHTOWare Bridge database and/or utilize the AASHTOWare Bridge Design/AASHTOWare Bridge Rating GUI. The extended support services are intended to provide consultation and support to consultants and/or assist third-party developers in the development and implementation of third-party applications, and may include the following types of activities:

  • Specialized training, bridge modeling consultation and custom reporting;
  • Assisting client/database server installation and configuration;
  • Specialized training in the use of the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating Application Program Interface;
  • Software application architecture and system design;
  • Performing software development tasks; and
  • Troubleshooting and testing of third-party applications.
Description License Fee
10 hours of contractor support services $2,100
Educational Option

This option exists for educational institutions within the jurisdictions of our Member Departments, and/or Associate Members to Number of Support contracts free of charge for use in the classroom. This option is not available to individuals and it is not to be used for research, graduate work or any other purpose.

The educational option license offers full functionality with the following limitations:
Maximum number of spans: 3
Maximum span length: no limit
Maximum number of girders per structure: 10
Maximum number of bridges: no limit

Note: A licensing agreement executed by the institution assuring compliance with the education and training limitation is necessary to exercise this option.

PGSuper Professional

PGSuper Professional™ is a proprietary software product of BridgeSight Inc, South Lake Tahoe, California. AASHTO Member Departments and Associate Members wishing to use PGSuper Professional must license the software from AASHTO and abide by the terms and conditions granted by this license agreement, which is incorporated by reference into the AASHTO licensing agreement(s). A copy of the AASHTO-BridgeSight agreement will be provided to any requesting member or associate member agency.

PGSuper Professional models simple and continuous span conventional pre-tensioned precast/prestressed bridge girder structures. It designs, performs specification checks, and load rates in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation for LRFR Load Ratings, and DOT agency-specific criteria.

PGSuper Professional adds over a dozen enhancements to the basic PGSuper software including the ability to translate bridge models from PGSuper to the AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating database. Other powerful features include: the Girder Design Dashboard™, 3D model visualization, enhanced reporting, enhanced library management, data exchange with Microsoft Excel, DXF, LandXML, and ViaThor's VBent substructure design software. PGSuper Professional also adds exclusive section types including the PCI North East NEXT Beam, Florida I Beam, square-voided slab, and the Illinois IL Girder. Also, for ease of use, PGSuper Professional includes access to cloud-based configurations for a growing number of DOTs.

Compatibility with AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating

The BridgeSight PGSuper Professional AASHTO Bridge Data Exporter translates a detailed precast, pretensioned girder bridge superstructure model from PGSuper to the AASHTO Bridge database in seconds. Translated data includes the bridge geometry and framing information, concrete, reinforcing and prestressing materials, LRFD resistance factors, load case descriptions, dead and live loads, sidewalk definitions, allowable stress limits, prestress losses, live load distribution factors, and much more. After translation, bridges can be checked and load rated by AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating to provide a secondary method of calculation for verification as is recommended by Section 4.4 in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

Data translation is performed through the AASHTOWare Bridge products API, which is considered to be the safe, preferred method to write data into AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating. BridgeSight products are compatible with BrDR 7.0 but will no longer work with the legacy versions of the software. Contact BridgeSight for additional information.

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for PGSuper Professional are the same as for the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating-Design programs. A minimum video resolution of 1280x1024 (SXGA) is recommended.

Licensing Options

Description Number of Support Contacts Annual License Fee
Single User 1 $1,500
Single Site 1 - 3 $4,500
Single Site 5 $5,500
Single Site 6 or more $1,000/Contact

A Single-User license allows one designated individual to use PGSuper Professional on up to two computers (typically, one desktop and one laptop computer). This person may also utilize support services and is entitled to product updates over the license duration.

Single-Site Licenses provide unlimited installations for an entire office located at a single physical address. Companies must purchase a Single-Site License for each office location separately. Single-Site License pricing is based on the number of contacts for support desired for that office. Support is made available to only those individuals on the Support Contact list. A list of Support Contacts is created at the time of software delivery and may be modified up to twice annually. Licensees are entitled to all product updates over the license duration.

BridgeLink Professional

BridgeLink Professional™, a suite of bridge engineering software, is a proprietary product of BridgeSight Inc., South Lake Tahoe, California which interfaces with the AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating database for precast-prestressed girder bridges and provides additional features and tools to support bridge design and rating activities. BridgeLink contains the following software tools.

  • PGSuper ProfessionalTM - a tool for precast-prestressed girder bridge design, analysis and load rating
  • PGSplice ProfessionalTM - a tool for precast-prestressed spliced girder bridge design, analysis and load rating
  • BEToolboxTM - Bridge Engineering Toolbox utility programs
  • TOGATM - TxDOT Optional Girder Analysis tool
  • XBRateTM - reinforced concrete cross beam load rating
Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for BridgeLink Professional are the same as for the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating–Design programs. A minimum video resolution of 1280x1024 (SXGA) is recommended.

Licensing Options
Description Number of Support Contacts Annual License Fee
Single User 1 $3,500
Single Site 1 - 3 $10,000
Single Site 5 $13,500
Single Site 6 or more $2,300/Contact

A Single-User license allows one designated individual to use PGSuper Professional on up to two computers (typically, one desktop and one laptop computer). This person may also utilize support services and is entitled to product updates over the license duration.

Single-Site Licenses provide unlimited installations for an entire office located at a single physical address. Companies must purchase a Single-Site License for each office location separately. Single-Site License pricing is based on the number of contacts for support desired for that office. Support is made available to only those individuals on the Support Contact list. A list of Support Contacts is created at the time of software delivery and may be modified up to twice annually. Licensees are entitled to all product updates over the license duration.

AASHTO offers a variety of licensing options to meet the unique needs of transportation agencies. Beyond the base software package, each license provides various features and service levels. For licensees who desire additional features and/or levels of service beyond those defined in the license, additional Service Units can be purchased separately. Licensees can also purchase Service Units in order to provide consultation, training, and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software.

Please note, several of the licensing options shown below are available only as a hosted service, thereby requiring the licensee to purchase, in addition to the software license, AASHTOWare Bridge Management Hosted and Add On (HAO) Service Units to support their hosted environment. Information on how many HAO service units are required for the following license types: SaaS Super Site, Asset Tiered, Consultant, and International is included below in the license descriptions. For additional information on Bridge Management Service Units and Bridge Management HAO Service Units, see the section on Service Units under the Support Menu.

Super Site License / SaaS Super Site License

This license allows for use of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software on an unlimited number of workstations in a single-tenant environment within the agency and permits the agency and their agents to use the software on specified structures within the bounds of the licensing agency’s inspection and management responsibilities. The price of the license is fixed regardless of the number of assets stored in/managed by the software. The software can be hosted locally, or for an additional fee, hosted by Mayvue. This license provides for one AASHTO member agency user to attend the annual user group meeting. The license includes unlimited support.

Super Site licensees can purchase Service Units in order to provide consultation, training, and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. For additional information on Service Units, see the section on Service Units below.

AASHTOWare Bridge Management Set-Up, Configuration and Training support is also available to Super Site licensees as a bundled service. For additional information on the Set-Up, Configuration and Training bundle, see section on Set-Up, Training, and Configuration below.

This license also allows the licensee to purchase Hosting and Add-On (HAO) Service Units in order to supplement their existing system with hosting services and/or advanced modules that may further enhance their AASHTOWare Bridge Management solution. For additional information on HAO Service Units, see the section on Hosting and Add-on Service Units below.

Note: AASHTO member agencies wishing to exercise this option will be required to register the names and contact information for all contractors/consultants using the AASHTOWare Bridge Management product(s) via their Site License and will be responsible for protecting AASHTO’s intellectual property rights to the AASHTOWare Bridge Management product by having each contractor execute the Contractor Agreement in the form specified in Appendix A of the Supplemental License Agreement, and providing a copy of the executed Contractor Agreement to AASHTO.

Description Annual License Fee Required Annual Hosting
Super Site License $50,000 N/A
SaaS Super Site License $50,000 20 HAO Service Units ($60,000)
Asset Tiered License

This license allows for use of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software on an unlimited number of workstations in a single-tenant environment within the agency and permits the agency to use the software on specified structures within the bounds of the licensing agency's inspection and management responsibilities. The asset tier-based licensing price is based on the number of assets stored in/managed by the software. The Asset Tiered license is available only through the SaaS environment provided by Mayvue. One database instance is provided with the license. Additional instances can be purchased to meet the licensee’s needs. This license allows for the optional purchase of seats at the annual user group meeting. The license fee includes 10 hours of support per year. Additional support may be obtained via the purchase of AASHTOWare Bridge Management Service Units.

Asset Tier licensees can purchase Service Units in order to provide consultation, training and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. For additional information on Service Units, see the section on Service Units below.

AASHTOWare Bridge Management Set-Up, Configuration and Training support is also available to Asset Tier licensees as a bundled service. For additional information on the Set-Up, Configuration and Training bundle, see section on Set-Up, Training, and Configuration below.

This license also allows the licensee to purchase Hosting and Add-On (HAO) Service Units in order to supplement their existing system with hosting services and/or advanced modules that may further enhance their AASHTOWare Bridge Management solution. For additional information on HAO Service Units, see the section on Hosting and Add-On Service Units below.

Description Annual License Fee Required Annual Hosting
Asset Tier 1 Annual License (max. of 1,000 assets) $21,500 8.0 HAO Service Units ($24,000)
Asset Tier 2 Annual License (max of 500 assets) $14,300 5.2 HAO Service Units ($15,600)
Asset Tier 3 Annual License (max of 250 assets) $10,500 4.0 HAO Service Units ($12,000)
Enhanced Asset Tier Support/Users Group Attendance (optional) $3,100
The enhanced support and users group offering is an optional add-on to any level of the local/small agency license. This add-on entitles the licensee to an additional 5 hours of support per year for a total of 15 hours. The add-on also provides for complimentary registration for one designated licensee to attend the annual users group meeting. Travel costs for the user group meetings held within North America are reimbursed by AASHTO.
Set-up, Configuration, and Training

For the period from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, AASHTO has established a catalog option where agencies can purchase contractor-provided services for the AASHTOWare Bridge Management setup, configuration, and training with their annual Super Site license. This fixed price option can be purchased for $92,800.

This service is not a prerequisite for licensing the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software, nor does it affect in any way the normal support, maintenance, and enhancement services provided under the AASHTO license agreement and normal fee structure for the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software.

The intent of this offer is to assist agencies in the proper setup, configuration, and training of its users to improve the overall experience, functionality, and agency-specific outputs of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. The AASHTOWare Bridge Task Force recognizes that the agencies may struggle to dedicate the necessary resources and time to complete these important setup and configuration steps, and as a result, agencies may not be fully realizing the usefulness, power, and value of the software. This offer will help agencies drive their project selection workflow using their own data and improve the usefulness of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software.

High-Level Overview:

  1. An initial two-day remote training focused on how the AASHTOWare Bridge Management Optimization functionality works.
  2. A series of interactive webinars where Mayvue staff works closely with agency personnel to elicit configuration needs for various settings of screens within the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software including utility, benefits, actions, network policies, and lifecycle policies.
  3. Mayvue staff completes the configured setup within the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software or coaches agency personnel through this process if the agency prefers.
  4. Mayvue staff completes a deep dive into the agency’s historical data and finds the curves which best matches the agency’s experience/policies. This includes NBI Deterioration, Element Deterioration, and NBI Conversion.
  5. Mayvue provides a printed report for the agency with a complete list of settings for each page of the software.
  6. Mayvue supplies a portable set of XML files with all of the settings defined for the agency. This zipped file can be imported into the agency’s database, saving significant time in the setup process.
  7. If interested, Mayvue will assess all the agency’s bridges for seismic criteria (e.g., peak ground acceleration) and load into the agency’s database. This information can be used to create a seismic risk assessment.
  8. Finally, Mayvue provides a three-day onsite training geared towards the agency’s end users. During this training, Mayvue will instruct the users on how to use the software to perform daily functions.

Agencies interested in this offer should contact Mayvue for more information including a detailed work plan.

Description Fee
Setup, Configuration, and Training $92,800
Consultant License

This license allows consulting firms performing work within the jurisdictions of an AASHTO Member or Associate Member Agency to obtain a cloud-hosted instance of AASHTOWare Bridge Management for the purpose of performing testing, establishing calibrations, performing instruction/training, or conducting agency licensee support activities. This license allows consulting firms to gain experience in the use of AASHTOWare Bridge Management through hands-on exposure to the software. Consultants licensing this software will have access to all software interfaces necessary to exchange or use data from agencies currently licensing AASHTOWare Bridge Management (including APIs, database calls, and flat-files). This license cannot be used to perform production bridge management activities for a non AASHTOWare Bridge Management licensee. The AASHTOWare Bridge Management Consultant license is available only through a cloud-hosted environment established by Mayvue Solutions. The hosted environment is delivered with a sample database and the option for the licensee to subsequently populate the database according to their needs. The license fee includes 5 hours of support.

A Consultant licensee can purchase additional Service units in order to provide consultation, training, and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. For additional information on Service Units, see the section on Service Units.

This license allows the licensee to purchase Hosting and Add-On (HAO) Service Units in order to supplement their existing system with hosting services and/or advanced modules that may further enhance their AASHTOWare Bridge Management solution. For additional information on HAO Service Units, see the section on Hosting and Add-On Service Units.

Description Annual License fee Required Annual Hosting
Consultant Annual License $10,000 6.0 HAO Service Units ($18,000)
International License

For international organizations, this license allows for use of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software on an unlimited number of workstations in a single-tenant database within the agency and permits the agency and their agents to use the software on specified structures within the bounds of the licensing agency’s inspection and management responsibilities. The International is available only through the SaaS environment provided by Mayvue. This license does not provide for attendance at the annual user group meeting. The license fee includes ten hours of support per year. Additional support may be obtained via the purchase of Service Units.

Note: The instance of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software will use English Customary Units and USA currency and date formats. Support is only provided during standard business days and times of U.S. companies.

An International licensee can purchase additional Service units in order to provide consultation, training, and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. For additional information on Service Units, see the section on Service Units.

This license allows the licensee to purchase Hosting and Add-On (HAO) Service Units in order to supplement their existing system with hosting services and/or advanced modules that may further enhance their AASHTOWare Bridge Management solution. For additional information on HAO Service Units, see the section on Hosting and Add-On Service Units.

Description Annual License fee Required Annual Hosting
International Annual License $60,000 24 HAO Service Units ($72,000)
Standalone Developer Option

This license is available to third party developers, subject to AASHTOWare Bridge Task Force approval, who wish to create bridge management software tools that would link to the AASHTOWare Bridge Management database and/or utilize the AASHTOWare Bridge Management web interface. The developer license cannot be used to support production asset management operations. Pricing of the Standalone Developer license is fixed regardless of the number of assets stored in/managed by the software. The software is only available in a locally hosted configuration.

The licensee of this product will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Furthermore, any third-party application that links to the AASHTOWare Bridge Management API that also provides an ability to externally create, consume, and/or modify bridge data, must provide a mechanism to import bridge data developed using that application into AASHTOWare Bridge Management. Any third-party application which meets the aforementioned criteria must provide a mechanism to support data in both directions, to include data import from that application into AASHTOWare Bridge Management, even if the data was originally created in the third-party application. The provided mechanism must adhere to a data standard that can ensure the integrity and accuracy of the data. The license fee includes five hours of installation support.

Note: End users of third party tools would be required to be a licensee of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software in order to use the third party linkage. A third party developer cannot distribute the AASHTO base system. Third party developed software can be licensed, if desired, by the third party developer independent of AASHTO. The licensee of this product will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

This license allows the licensee to purchase additional Service units in order to provide consultation, training and support to assist the licensee in the implementation of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. For additional information on Service Units, see the section on Service Units.

This license does not allow the licensee to purchase Hosting and Add-On (HAO) Service Units.

Description Annual License Fee
Annual Fee $2,000
Educational License
This option exists for educational institutions within the jurisdictions of our Member Departments, and/or Associate Members to AASHTOWare Bridge Management free of charge for use in the classroom. This option is not available to individuals and it is not to be used for research, graduate work or any other purpose.

Note: A licensing agreement executed by the institution assuring compliance with the education and training limitation is necessary to exercise this option.

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