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Design and Construction of Rail Grade Separations for an Accelerated Construction Program
The Level Crossing Removal Project Package 1 (LCRP1) has successfully achieved its goal in Connecting Communities through the removal of four level crossings in record time by lowering the rail under road. The simultaneous removal of three of these…
2017 Revision of Australian Standard AS 5100 Part 1: Scope and General
AS 5100 is the only Australian standard specific to bridges. For the first time, the scope has been extended from primarily a structural design standard to include other bridge related topics including safety-in-design, climate change and…
AS(AS/NZS) 5100 - 2017: Rail Bridge Design and Ratings - Key Changes
The revision of AS(AS/NZS) 5100 series has resulted in key changes to the provisions for train braking loads, dynamic load allowance, train collision loads, bridge bearings and design for light rail bridges. Longitudinal rail force provisions have…
Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
Reducing Life-cycle Costs for Bridge Owners by Increasing Durability of the Bridge Bearing
Rapidly improving design technology and the desire to optimise structural designs, present challenges, and also opportunities, for bridge designers. One of the most important components of a modern bridge is the bearings.
Simulating Barrier Crashworthiness with High Certainty and Ensuring Safety in Design
Roads and Maritime Services of NSW (RMS) design, accept and manage barriers for use on classified roads and bridges. Crash testing of a system of barrier units is infrequently performed due to high costs and a myriad of impact conditions that needs…
A Rail Bridge in Twenty Days: The Torrens To Torrens North:South Corridor Upgrade
The Torrens Road to Torrens River (T2T) project forms part of the overall North-South Road Corridor upgrade in Adelaide, South Australia and incorporates many components such as a new lowered motorway, road, service and pedestrian bridges, retaining…
Reducing Life-cycle Costs for Bridge Owners by Increasing Durability of the Bridge Bearing
Rapidly improving design technology and the desire to optimise structural designs, present challenges, and also opportunities, for bridge designers. One of the most important components of a modern bridge is the bearings.
Shared Path Bridges over Warringah Road Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia
As part of the Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project, Warringah Road is being upgraded and widened to accommodate grade separation. The upgrade includes two new shared path bridges, at Forest Way and Hilmer Street,…
Wigram-Magdala Link Bridge: Low-Damage Details For a More Efficient Seismic Design Philosophy
The aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake highlighted difficulties in the assessment and repair of damaged plastic hinge zones in conventional reinforced concrete structures. Particular issues are uncertainty in strain history, low-cycle fatigue,…