A Strategy for Upgrading Bridge Infrastructure Network

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Title A Strategy for Upgrading Bridge Infrastructure Network
Author Muhunthan, Bala; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Publication Title Proceedings of the First International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-I) - Advancing and Integrating Construction Education, Research & Practice
Editor S.H. Lodi, S.M. Ahmed, R.U. Farooqi and M. Saqib
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Pakistan
Abstract Bridges are important links in the road network. Over the years, bridges have been designed to various standards as they were built in different periods. The road infrastructure grew as the country developed and the population spread out. The technology also has significantly developed resulting in better understanding of bridge structures and their behaviour. As funds availability is tightened, road authorities are facing challenges related to the implementation of optimal bridge management programs based on lifecycle cost, remaining life and bridge capacity considerations. In this context, this paper presents the Australian experience in managing bridges, and proposes a strategy to upgrade bridges on sub-networks in a proactive way in anticipation of new operational loads or legal limits being imposed. The paper also provides an example illustrating the applicability of proposed strategy.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Conference name First International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-I) -
Location Karachi, Pakistan
Date From 2008-08-04
Date To 2008-08-05
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23511
Date Accessioned 2009-03-23
Date Available 2009-05-14T10:26:49Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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