A basic bridge information system

To effectively support bridge asset management practice and aid engineering decisions, many Roading Agencies require a Bridge Information System which is: Easy to use; Cheap to maintain; Robust/reliable/durable; Accessible to a range of users; Flexible and adaptable; Able to readily provide key asset management information; Able to support the bridge management process. Proprietary Bridge Information Systems are available. However these are not always suitable, as they can be: Sophisticated; Require specialist training; Data hungry; User unfriendly; Costly to maintain data; Expensive to purchase, adapt and maintain. To meet Local Authority demand, and a need for an information system to support NZ Transport Agency regional bridge management contracts, a basic Bridge Information System has been developed by Opus, which: Provides basic information suitable for effective bridge management; Supports engineering decision making; Supports the bridge inspection process; Uses a proprietary database system; Is user friendly and readily accessible; Is suitable for both small (less than 50) and large (greater than 1000) bridge stocks; Is adaptable to specific client needs; Is cheap to maintain. This paper outlines the system functionality, how it complements the bridge management process and its key features.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Innovation in engineered wood product bridge components

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01384426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:34PM