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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 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…
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…
Criteria and Guidance for the Design of Integral Bridges
Integral and semi-integral bridges are a common form of construction, providing some marked advantages over other construction forms. Integral and semi-integral bridges minimise the use of bearings and expansion joints by providing a direct…
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…
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…
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…