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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…
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…
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 Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
A Rail Bridge in Twenty Days: The Torrens To Torrens North:South Corridor Upgrade
The Torrens Road to Torrens River (T2T) project forms part of the overall North-South Road Corridor upgrade in Adelaide, South Australia and incorporates many components such as a new lowered motorway, road, service and pedestrian bridges, retaining…
Shared Path Bridges over Warringah Road Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia
As part of the Northern Beaches Hospital Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project, Warringah Road is being upgraded and widened to accommodate grade separation. The upgrade includes two new shared path bridges, at Forest Way and Hilmer Street,…
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…
Replacement Of Four Long Bridges In Fiji Islands
Four bridges in the Fiji Islands were recently replaced using a Design and Construction procurement method for the Fiji Road Authority. The bridges provided vehicle, pedestrian and Fiji Sugar Corporation cane trains over waterways subjected to…