Tomorrow's bridging needs (a view from the cabin)

This paper deals with the influence of bridges on transport efficiency. All axles, axles groups and the gross mass of trucks are limited for safety and asset protection. Changes in truck legal mass limits since 1970 are outlined, together with the trend to greater travel of, and load on, trucks. Bridge deficiencies are reviewed. The author gives his views of the actions which must be taken to cater for greater transport efficiency in the light of the high benefit cost ratios of greater mass limits.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 1.1-9
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01434361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0855884436
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP 28/94
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 6:15PM