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Bridge Assessment: A comparison of approaches by bridge engineers and the Performance Based Standards Scheme
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…
Higher Order Bridge Assessment in Australia
This report documents the options and methodologies available to conduct higher order assessments of existing bridges which are encouraged by but not currently defined by the new AS 5100.7. This was achieved by investigating the current…
Implementation of a Nationally Consistent Framework for the Assessment of Bridges in Australia
This report extends on the work previously conducted by Austroads in investigating the development and implementation of a national automated bridge assessment framework. The work outlines the ongoing validation works and recommends a set of…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 1: Introduction and Bridge Performance
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 1 provides general information about bridge design and construction. Topics covered in this Part include factors affecting bridge performance, their relationship to bridge design standards, and the evolution of…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 5: Structural Drafting
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 5 sets out the principles involved in the presentation of bridge structural drawings and is intended to give engineers and draft persons at all levels a sound guide in drafting presentation and information. The Guide…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 4: Design Procurement and Concept Design
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 4 provides guidance about effectively specifying and scoping contractual requirements for bridge design parameters, particularly for design/construct and similar contracts for bridge procurement. This guidance is…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 2: Materials
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 2 covers all aspects of the common building materials available to the engineer including concrete, masonry, metallic and non-metallic materials and timber. This Part discusses material characteristics, their…
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 3: Typical Superstructures, Substructures and Components
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 3 discusses the need for the bridge designer to address the specific requirements such as the transporting of goods and services, development of flood free routes, navigational clearances, longer spans, and…
Comparative Study of Grillage Analogy and Finite Element Method for Bridge Heavy Load Assessment
Grillage analogy is a popular method for analyzing various types of highway bridges in design offices. For load assessment of existing bridges in Australia, mainly beam line model and grillage analogy are employed to evaluate the structural…
Citylink Tulla Widening Project English Street Bridge Demolition and Construction
As part of the CityLink Tulla Widening (CTW) project, the English Street Bridge will be reconstructed to accommodate the widened Tullamarine Freeway and improve access to Essendon Fields. The reconstructed English Street Bridge will be a single span…