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Bridge Assessment: A comparison of approaches by bridge engineers and the Performance Based Standards Scheme
  • Publication no: AP-C103-19
  • ISBN: 978-1-925854-16-9
  • Published: 21 March 2019

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 conducting assessments to safely maximise access to road bridges and culverts.

  • 1. Bridge Terminology for Non-bridge Engineers
  • 2. Tiers in Bridge Assessment
  • 3. Bridge Engineer Assessment Methodology
  • 4. PBS Bridge Assessment
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Appendix A Comparison PBS Scheme Rules and Austroads 1994 Bridge Formula
  • References