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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…
2017 Revision of Australian Standard AS 5100 Part 2: Design Loads
Part 2 Design loads of Australian Standard AS 5100 Bridge design sets out the parameters for loads on all bridges in Australia. There have been numerous enhancements to improve the scope, clarity and intent. Design loads for road traffic barriers…
Beyond Data Collection: Bridge Inspections in the Digital Age
Collecting, processing, and administering data from bridge inspections underpins bridge lifecycle management. Although, the inspection process and identification of material defects is well defined and documented, little guidance is given on systems…
Angellala Creek Bridge: Explosion to Bridge Reconstruction with a BIM Future
On the night of 5th September 2014 a road-train transporting 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate crashed next to the Angellala Creek Bridge. The bridge is approximately 30km south of Charleville, on the Mitchell Highway in outback Queensland. The incident…
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 Inspection Audit an Effective Tool for Asset management
Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales is responsible for managing over 5600 bridges and bridge size culverts, with a written down value of 12.5 billion and a replacement cost of 18.2 billion. Roads and Maritime bridge stock is the oldest and…
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.
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.
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,…