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The Velobridge
  • ABC2017-146-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Increasingly, around the world, a type of bridge is emerging that is designed principally for cyclists. These bridges, which can be termed velobridges, enhance personal mobility, reduce traffic congestion, improve community health and promote social…
A Simple Method of Launch Geometry Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridge in Three Dimensional Space
Incrementally launched prestressed concrete bridges are built in segments in the casting bed. Finished segments are pushed out of the casting bed to leave space for construction of subsequent segments. The resulting geometry of the bridge will be…
Network Importance of Melbourne's Metropolitan Bridges: Development of a Strategic Bridge Prioritisation Framework
VicRoads manages a network of some 1,700 bridges across metropolitan Melbourne. Many of these bridges are critical for the safe operation of the transport network which provides for the movement of passenger and freight vehicles and public transport…
Assessment of Existing Composite Bridges
Since the early 1920’s steel-concrete composite bridges have been widely used on New Zealand’s State Highway Network. Unfortunately, many shear connector types that have been used are not supported by current design rules within the standards…
How is your Bridge Behaving? Advanced Monitoring of New Zealand’s Longest Bridges
At 1.76km long, the Rakaia River Bridge is the longest bridge in New Zealand. When combined with the Rangitata River Bridges (identical structural form), these structures comprise 223 spans and over 2.7km of reinforced concrete bridge on State…
Thermal Movements of Tasman Bridge
Tasman Bridge crosses the Derwent River joining Hobart to its eastern suburbs. It was built in the early 1960’s and reflects design concepts of the time. It is articulated so that the main viaducts are restrained by the abutments, with very slender…
Lessons from Bridge Performance Due to Ground Damage in Earthquakes
Transportation routes are key lifelines for the community and it is important to learn from damage to bridges in earthquakes. Ground damage was a major contributor to the damage to bridges, in the recent Wenchuan earthquake (China, 2008), the…
Bridge Condition Inspections Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Trial Project
VicRoads manages a significant number of structures where access for inspection is difficult due to height, length and the obstacle being crossed; for example deep water. In order to gain access for close-up visual inspection of these structures,…
Bridge Condition Inspections Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Trial Project
VicRoads manages a significant number of structures where access for inspection is difficult due to height, length and the obstacle being crossed; for example deep water. In order to gain access for close-up visual inspection of these structures,…
Design of the New Shared Use Path Bridge over the Maribyrnong River Using Weathering Steel
To improve the amenity for cyclists and pedestrians travelling on Melbourne’s second busiest cycle path, a new Shared Use Path (SUP) Bridge has been designed to provide a new and improved crossing of the Maribyrnong River. This new 190 m long and 4.…