Synthesis of National and International Methodologies Used for Bridge Health Indices

Bridge performance measures are important components of any successful Bridge Management System. Different types of performance measures have been developed for various purposes. The types of performance measures are usually a reflection of an agency’s goals. The bridge health or condition index is a type of performance measure used by agencies interested in preserving the condition of bridge structures. Bridge condition index is very attractive because it provides a single index for assessment of the structural and or functional health of a bridge based on the condition of the bridge’s structural elements and the services provided by the bridge. As outlined in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA’s) Long-Term Bridge Performance Program, the development of condition indices should be driven by more objective and quantitative data to help bridge managers make informed decisions. This work reviews the state-of-the-art with respect to bridge condition indices being used to assess performance of bridges in the United States and other countries.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HRT-15-081
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-12-D-00030-T-13002
  • Created Date: May 31 2016 9:24AM