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Weather Resistant Steel As Viable Option For Country Timber Bridge Replacements
Steel in bridge construction in Australia has declined significantly over the last 40 years from around 25% of bridges to as low as 5% of bridges in recent years. The main reasons for this have been the proliferation of precast prestressed concrete…
Assessment Methods for Timber Bridges with Round Girders and Corbels
Australia still has thousands of timber bridges in service which were designed and constructed long ago to carry lighter loads than they now carry. The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads manages in excess of 300 timber bridges, of…
Innovative Finite Element Techniques in Bridge Assessment: Case Studies in Timber and Steel Bridges
Roads and Maritime Services currently manages about 5600 bridges and bridge size culverts in New South Wales (NSW). These bridges were built during the last 150 years for various design loadings, structural forms and materials. Some of these bridges…
The New Australian Standard AS 5100 Part 9: Timber Bridges
Timber bridges are enjoying a revival around the world for pedestrian and vehicular use. There are several reasons for this. Growing interest in reducing CO2 emissions and increasing sustainability has paved the way in part. New and innovative use…
Rehabilitation of Coonamit Bridge Over Wakool River, Swan Hill
The Coonamit Bridge is a Dare-type timber truss road bridge and was built in 1929. It is a representative example of a Dare timber truss road bridge and is assessed as being of state heritage significance, primarily on the basis of its technical and…
Capacity of Compression Members in RTA Timber Truss Bridges
Since the introduction of the limit state design method for Australian bridge design in the Austroads Bridge Design Code in 1992, there has not been an associated limit states timber bridge design code. The last applicable code was the working…