Bridges

Our bridge projects are providing improved guidance on design and materials management, and evaluation methods for bridge load capacity.

Latest publications and webinars

Bridge Assessment: A comparison of approaches by bridge engineers and the Performance Based Standards Scheme
This document describes the discrepancy between the tiers of bridge assessment documented in the Heavy Vehicle National Law’s Performance Based Standards (PBS) scheme and the tiers of assessment Austroads bridge engineers adopt when…
Higher Order Bridge Assessment in Australia
  • AP-R582-18
  • 24 September 2018
  • Research Reports
This report documents the options and methodologies available to conduct higher order assessments of existing bridges which are encouraged by but not currently defined by the new AS 5100.7. This was achieved by investigating the current international…
Webinar: Geopolymer Concrete and its Applications
  • WEB-GPC-18
  • 1 May 2018
  • Webinars
This webinar, presented on 1 May 2018, outlines the findings of an Austroads geopolymer concrete project and a current update of the use, monitoring and specification of geopolymer concrete by VicRoads over the past nine years. The webinar was…

Austroads' Bridge Task Force and their projects.

The Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology provides bridge owners and agencies with advice on bridge ownership, design procurement, vehicle and pedestrian accessibility and bridge maintenance and management practices. 

Bridge projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan. Current bridge projects include: