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Bridge Management : Inspection, Maintenance, Assessment and by G.A.R Parke

By G.A.R Parke

This quantity contains papers provided on the First foreign convention on Bridge administration, held on the collage of Surrey, Guildford, united kingdom, from 28-30 March 1990.

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5. Special inspection report (example from the BMMS in Thailand). 25 Inventory Rating Class: 133% Operating Rating Class: 104% Rating Mark: 0 FIG. 6. Results from the bridge rating on a single bridge (example from the BMMS in Thailand). The vehicle rating programme calculates for an actual vehicle the effects on a set of bridge spans and compares the results with the standard truck’s effects on the same bridge spans. The maximum value expresses the actual vehicle’s class in terms of the standard truck.

8. Axle weights and spacings should be controlled when gross vehicle weights are increased. Bridge management—an overview 21 REFERENCES 1. Road Research: Bridge Inspection. OECD, Paris, 1976. 2. Trunk Road Management and Maintenance Notice: Trunk Road and Motorway Structures— Records and Inspection (TRMM 2/88). Department of Transport, London, 1988. 3. Bridge Inspection Guide. Department of Transport, HMSO, London, 1983. 4. Queues and Delays at Roadworks (QUADRO2). Department of Transport, London, April 1982 (and subsequent revisions).

From this it is evident that reinvestments will be made in about 100 bridges per year on account of insufficient load-carrying capacity for the future EC-adapted weight regulations. All in all, the above implies an annual bridge volume during the coming 10-year period as in Table 1. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT The term bridge management is used to describe all the activities, both administrative and productive, required to construct, assign to traffic and demolish a bridge (see Fig. 2). The administrative activities include every stage of economic planning, namely orientation planning, action planning and budgeting, as well as physical planning in the form of preliminary and detailed planning.

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