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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 7: Maintenance and Management of Existing Bridges
Guide to Bridge Technology Part 7 discusses the structural management of existing bridges in practical technical terms. It documents practices relevant to forward works programming, inspection, recording, reporting, evaluation of bridge condition…
KiwiRail Long-term Rail Bridge Renewal Management
KiwiRail manages a wide range of rail assets, including approximately 1700 bridges and major culverts within resource and investment constraints. With an existing asset stock that is aging there is increased pressure to manage assets on whole-of-…
Achieving Low Life Cycle Cost
  • ABC2017-122-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Bridges, tunnels and other road structures are presently designed to achieve their design life requirement of 100 years. This may not necessarily lead to a cost-effective outcome and all asset owners are seeking the lowest whole of life cycle cost…
Emergency Responses to the Accidentally Damaged Bridges
The Infrastructure Asset management is facing critical demand and challenges in encountering the concerning issues pertaining to the existing bridges due to un-foreseen accidents. The emergency issues arising due to possible vandalism, low height…
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…
Rectification of Captain Cook Bridge Bearings
Captain Cook Bridge is an iconic bridge crossing the Brisbane River, and is the most trafficked bridge in Queensland, connecting the City’s south with the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD).
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…