Local roads bridge management manual: guidelines to good practice for the management of bridge assets, condition assessment, maintenance and repair, and evaluation of major rehabilitation treatments

The purpose of the manual is primarily to provide local road practitioners with an awareness of the importance of adopting a bridge asset management system and the basic approach and actions necessary. It is intended to assist in recognising different situations, when to call in a specialist and the importance of gaining a thorough understanding of the problem at hand before undertaking the necessary repairs. It is intended to also provide a 'state-of-the-art' manual for practitioners to better manage, in a more practical and economical manner, maintaining, repairing and rehabilitating local road bridges. It covers timber, concrete, steel and masonry bridges likely to be found on local roads. It provides information on the latest techniques, developments, technology and best practices for rehabilitation and upgrading of bridges with functional deficiencies and structural deterioration to adequately serve current and future traffic needs. It has a strong emphasis on the management aspects, leaving the details of bridge design, construction and repairs to the many technical manuals and textbooks readily available. The 'intended reader' will generally be a practising engineer or works supervisor who is responsible for the overall management of bridge assets and the day-to-day operations involved in bridge inspection, condition assessment and the establishment of required maintenance, repair or rehabilitation works.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Includes Supplementary software: inspection forms and life cycle cost spreadsheets, on 1 floppy disk
  • Authors:
    • Giummarra, G J
  • Publication Date: 2000-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1 vol (loose-leaf) + 1 floppy disk

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01395470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1876592095
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LOC001
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 12:39PM