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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 6: Bridge Construction
To ensure that bridges are properly constructed in accordance with the design drawings and specifications, engineers need to be well-informed on all aspects of their design and construction, including awareness of the problems that may arise and the…
Accelerated Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Suppress Damaging AAR Expansion in Concrete Structures

This report provides the results of testing of three potentially reactive aggregates by the accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT) and the concrete prism test (CPT).

The tests were conducted using reference mixes, which contained plain Portland cement as…

Revised Seismic Design Provisions in AS 5100.2
The seismic design provisions in AS 5100 have recently been revised to accord with AS 1170.4:2007. The revised provisions were mainly based on Austroads technical report AP-T200-12, titled Bridge Design Guidelines for Earthquakes .
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…
Next Generation of Facilities for Testing and Inspection of Bridge
This paper studies the mechanical and Data Acquisition performance of a Robotic Transverse Profiler (RTP), designed and built in the partnership between with ARRB and Laboratory of Motion Generation and Analysis for pavement technology study. A…
Strengthening of Bridges for Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles
Currently there is pressure from the freight industry to allow higher performance freight vehicles (HPFV) the use of major transport routes, particularly between the major centres of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. An initial review of the existing…
Bridge-Vehicle Dynamic Interactions: Results from Recent Load Tests
As part of the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE), the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) with ARRB Group has embarked on a program of research investigating the dynamic interactions between bridges and vehicles. The…
Strengthening and Widening of the Maribyrnong River Bridges
The Maribyrnong River Bridges (also known as E.J. Whitten Bridge), is Victoria’s second largest road bridge being a 520 m long ten span structure that carries the M80 Ring Road over the Maribyrnong River in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne.…
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…