Network Wide Assessment of Bridge Barrier Safety

The need for higher performance bridge barriers has been reflected in changes in barrier design over the last 100 years. These changes have lead to improvements in safety. There exists however many aging bridges with barriers that do not meet current standards. In order to manage the risk of these substandard barriers Asset Owners require tools to rate the risk and to prioritise the upgrade of barriers. Pitt & Sherry has developed a method for rating the risk of barriers across a network in a manner that allows asset owners to allocate their limited funding where it is most needed. This method has been successfully applied by Pitt & Sherry to the prioritisation of bridge barrier upgrade for a number of Councils as well as a State Road Authority.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: Bridges: connecting communities: Austroads Bridge Conference, 2-6 April 2017, Melbourne, Victoria

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 24 2017 1:58PM