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Flood Resilient Bridge Design, Case Studies from Challenging Design Environments
Case studies of bridges located in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland and the Solomon Islands are presented in the paper. Historically these locations have experienced extreme flooding. Flood damage at bridges can isolate communities and result in…
Strategic Review of Flood Impact on Victorian Structures
Victoria has experienced a number of large-scale and intense flood events in the last four years. An assessment has been undertaken of the structures impacted by these flood events.The objective was to better understand the impact of the floods on…
Life-cycle Management of Bridges: What is the Best Approach?
A key element of optimised asset management involves determining the type and timing of maintenance and renewals actions to achieve the least whole-of-life cost. This can often be a very complex process in reality because of the many different…
Auckland Harbour Bridge Painting: Development of a Future Maintenance Strategy
The Auckland Harbour Bridge (AHB), built in 1959 and widened in 1969, has some 125,000 m2 of external steel surfaces which have been maintained using a ‘patch and recoat’ philosophy. This has been carried out since 1998 by Total Bridge Services…
West Gate Bridge: Management of Fatigue Cracking
Melbourne’s 2.5 km long West Gate Bridge includes an 848 m long steel box girder portion, over the Yarra River, comprising cable-stayed spans and an orthotropic steel deck. As with other similar bridges throughout the world, the steel spans of the…
What next for bridges?
  • ABC-IAR102-14
  • 22 Oct 2014
  • Bridges
Bridge design is an ancient art. The principles for overcoming gravity, supporting people and vehicles and the best use of the materials at hand have evolved but are rooted in antiquity. In contrast with this stability we are perhaps going through…
An Agent-Based Framework for Improved Strategic Bridge Asset management
This paper discusses an agent-based framework for improved bridge asset management. The framework comprises a geospatial representation of a network, a bridge performance deterioration model, and behavioural models of key stakeholders.Effective…
Investigation of Post-Flood-Damage Bridges, RMS Perspective
In the last few years, severe weather changes were experienced in all parts of Australia. One of the severe weather changes is seen in the form of flooding, causing damage not only to the roads but bridges. Flooding along with high velocity flow…
Cost-Effective Method of Surface Preparation for Bridges in the Future
High performance paint coatings of modern days require the prepared surface to have Sa 21/2 (very thorough blast cleaning) or higher class of finish. Dry abrasive blasting easily meets this requirement resulting in adequate bonding of the paint…
Namoi Floodplain Viaduct: Design of a 1 Km Rail Viaduct in a Remote Area for a 35-Year Design Life
The Boggabri Maules Creek Rail project will connect the existing Werris Creek to Mugindi railway line to the existing Boggabri Coal Mine and the new Maules Creek Coal Mine.The railway line will provide Boggabri Coal Mine with improved logistics,…