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Repair of Damage to Steel Bridges Following Vehicle Impact
Steel became a common construction material for bridges, replacing timber and masonry construction to achieve longer span crossings. These structures are still functioning well, although the majority of them are now considered to have sub-standard…
Photogrammetric Modelling and Drones for the Effective Inspection and Management of Major Steel Truss Bridges: Case Study
In recent years, the engineering and construction industry has seen a shift from manual-based inspection and maintenance assessments towards more automated and intelligent processes to ensure more efficient or effective means of managing structures…
  • ABC2017-003-17
  • 20 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Munna Point Bridge was built in Noosa Heads, Queensland in the late 1970s. Over 1.8 million trips in each direction are made across the 106 metre bridge every year, by tourists and locals. The bridge is one of only two routes to reach the primary…
Semi-Automation of Float & Platform Vehicle Bridge Assessments
The volume of heavy vehicle permit applications has continued to increase at approximately 8% per annum in Western Australia, requiring more engineering assessment time and pressure to maintain agreed permit turnaround times.
Austroads Project TP1951: Framework for the Rapid, Automated Assessment of Bridges for Heavy Vehicle General Network Access
A key component to improving freight productivity in Australia is to improve access to the network for heavy vehicle operators on a national basis. A nationally consistent framework for the
Application of Probability Based Assessment to Bridges
A common problem among bridge owners/managers is the need to reduce spending whilst attempting to operate and maintain an increasingly ageing bridge stock. In response to this challenge the past decade has seen increased interest by European bridge…
Assessment of High Street Masonry Arch Bridge Over Merri Creek for New Class Trams and Road Vehicle Loadings
This paper reports on a comprehensive investigation of the High Street Bridge over Merri Creek in Melbourne to determine its condition, load capacity and rating for trams and road vehicles.
Factors Critical to the Quality and Durability of Bonded Anchors used in Bridges and Structural Roadway Components
The use of bonded anchors to make structural connections to concrete surfaces of bridges and structural roadway components has been increasing steadily over the past 15 to 20 years due mainly to the flexibility in design, the ease and efficiency 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…
Austroads Project TP1952: Higher Order Assessments for Existing Bridges
Assessment of existing bridges remains a key issue for many jurisdictions worldwide. It is recognised that there are distinct differences between design and assessment requirements for bridge evaluation, and that separate procedures are required in…