Bridge inspection standards: a review of international practice to benchmark bridge inspection standards for KiwiRail Network's bridges

This paper describes how a review of international practice for bridge inspection has been applied to benchmark KiwiRail Network’s (KRN) bridge inspection standards. The review was undertaken by KRN and Beca to update current practice for bridge inspection with respect to risk management and bridge safety. The review included KRN’s bridge inspection standards and operating environment for bridges, site inspection of a sample of KRN bridges at various locations around New Zealand, a literature search of international bridge inspection standards for similar organisations and assessment of appropriate bridge inspection standards for use by KRN. The review covered bridges only and excluded culverts, tunnels and retaining walls. Benchmarking of KRN’s bridge inspection standards with other similar organisations indicated that the frequency of detailed inspections should be increased and a number of measures introduced to improve the inspection procedures and reduce risks associated with KRN’s bridges.

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  • Pagination: 10p.
  • Monograph Title: Rejuvenation and renaissance: CORE 2010: conference on railway engineering, 12-15 September 2010, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Accession Number: 01517086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:07PM