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Operational and Inventory Management of Bridges
Theoretical assessments of a bridge network to AS5100.7 identify many bridges operating at margins smaller than those embodied in AS 5100.7. The cost of strengthening these bridges is unpalatable and the consequences of restricting access are…
Angellala Creek Bridge: Explosion to Bridge Reconstruction with a BIM Future
On the night of 5th September 2014 a road-train transporting 52 tonnes of ammonium nitrate crashed next to the Angellala Creek Bridge. The bridge is approximately 30km south of Charleville, on the Mitchell Highway in outback Queensland. The incident…
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…
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…
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).
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…
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…
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…
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.