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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…
Accelerated Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Suppress Damaging AAR Expansion in Concrete Structures

This report provides the results of testing of three potentially reactive aggregates by the accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT) and the concrete prism test (CPT).

The tests were conducted using reference mixes, which contained plain Portland cement as…

Revised Seismic Design Provisions in AS 5100.2
The seismic design provisions in AS 5100 have recently been revised to accord with AS 1170.4:2007. The revised provisions were mainly based on Austroads technical report AP-T200-12, titled Bridge Design Guidelines for Earthquakes .
Next Generation of Facilities for Testing and Inspection of Bridge
This paper studies the mechanical and Data Acquisition performance of a Robotic Transverse Profiler (RTP), designed and built in the partnership between with ARRB and Laboratory of Motion Generation and Analysis for pavement technology study. A…
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…
Bridge-Vehicle Dynamic Interactions: Results from Recent Load Tests
As part of the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE), the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) with ARRB Group has embarked on a program of research investigating the dynamic interactions between bridges and vehicles. The…
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…
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…