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5.2 Structures Information System

The system information necessary for structures asset management is best formally held and managed in the road agency’s document information system. An important set of this information is that which lists and describes the assets for which the road agency is responsible. This information may be contained in a database or inventory comprising the elements described in Figure 5.2.

The system should align with and support the processes and procedures implemented by the road agency to manage their asset and should be commensurate with the number and variety of structures present on the network.

Figure 5.2: Elements of an inventory for road structure management

Source: Austroads (2004), (Section A3).