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Rectification of Captain Cook Bridge Bearings
Captain Cook Bridge is an iconic bridge crossing the Brisbane River, and is the most trafficked bridge in Queensland, connecting the City’s south with the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD).
Thermal Movements of Tasman Bridge
Tasman Bridge crosses the Derwent River joining Hobart to its eastern suburbs. It was built in the early 1960’s and reflects design concepts of the time. It is articulated so that the main viaducts are restrained by the abutments, with very slender…
The New AS 5100.8
  • ABC2017-073-17
  • 21 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
The new AS 5100.8 Rehabilitation and Strengthening sets out minimum requirements for the repair, extension of service life, strengthening, change of function (such as a road bridge to a pedestrian/cyclist bridge) and widening to existing bridge…
Trough-to-Deck Weld in Steel Orthotropic Deck of West Gate Bridge
As with other similar bridges throughout the world, the steel box girder spans of Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge have, in recent years, exhibited an increasing incidence of fatigue cracking.
Ambitions, Durability Risks and Asset Protection: Literature Review and Learning from Relevant Cases of Existing Bridge Structures
All reinforced concrete structures deteriorate over time. Corrosion of reinforcement is a major challenge to the durability of concrete structures. Corrosion in certain environments, such as marine, can compromise the durability of concrete and…
Next Generation Flexible Joint Material for Demanding Bridges
Expansions joints can be defined as a component of a bridge providing a continuous surface across the expansion gap for all classes of road users whilst accommodating all ranges of movements. Typically expansion joints are installed between adjacent…
Managing Deteriorated and Vital Assets on the Auckland Motorway Network
In 2008 the Auckland Motorway Alliance (AMA) was established to maintain and manage the 220km of motorway network that surrounds Auckland city. This equates to over 1100 structural assets incorporating tunnels, bridges & viaducts, culverts and…
Bridge Bearing Replacement Using Flat Jacks
Replacement of bearings is typically done by jacking to raise all beams at a headstock sufficiently to free the bearings for replacement or resetting. To avoid damage to the structure and to restore the initial bearing reactions, it is necessary to…
Bridge Deck Expansion Joints: A Comparison of Technical and Selection Requirements, Including Consideration of Life Cycle Costs and a Review of Commercially Available Products within Australia and New Zealand
Modern bridge design and construction places ever greater demands on engineers, materials and components. One of the most demanding parts of a bridge is the expansion joint. The selection of an appropriate expansion joint is crucial to minimising…
Restoration of the Kimberley Rail Bridge
Kimberley Rail Bridge, which spans the Mersey River in Tasmania, is one of the critical pieces of rail infrastructures on TasRail’s freight network. The heritage listed bridge was severely damaged during what has been considered as one of Tasmania’s…