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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…
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.
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…
Bonded Anchors: A VicRoads Perspective
Bonded Anchors are a type of connection which comprises a metal component, either a length of reinforcing bar, a threaded bar or a purpose-made anchor in combination with an adhesive. This type of anchor is increasingly being used to connect road-…
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…
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…