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25 FIGURE 10 SC&RA proposed uniform permit information required. ELECTRONIC MODELS FOR BRIDGES nois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, AND ELECTRONIC SCREENING South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In chapter four, it was noted that a majority of the states re- In addition, electronic screening can be used for reviewing sponding to the survey (25 of 44) indicated favorable positions permits not requiring bridge evaluation and has similar for having electronic bridge models for evaluation. The ad- advantages. Note that some electronic screening software vantages of this better practice can be summarized according programs are also applicable for those permits requiring to Table C4-1A as follows: ease, high speed, consistency, and bridge evaluation. According to the survey results and other permit-vehicle precision for bridge analysis. These advantages sources, these states have this capability: Alabama, Nebraska, result in a number of positive outcomes. Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Uniform modeling leads to uniform review results, Reduction of modeling effort allows for the considera- SOUTHEASTERN ASSOCIATION OF STATE tion of more options in permit review and thus a higher HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS probability to approve permits, and MULTISTATE PERMIT PROGRAM Reduction of turnaround time for permit issuance. In 1996, SASHTO established a multistate permit agreement These following states reported having electronic models for among its member states ("Multi-State Permit . . ." 2000), to 90% or more of the state bridge population: Connecticut, Illi- "ease the burden of obtaining state oversize/overweight