In this article, the computerised management systems STREG and BRIDGIT, used by the County Engineers Department of Surrey County Council, for bridge management, are described. The bridge office has 2500 bridges to manage. Principal inspections are undertaken on a six yearly cycle. A three year programme is maintained which allows for replacement, strengthening or maintenance works. The current allocation for all of the bridges in Surrey is 2.4 million. STREG was developed through the 1980's with the increase in number of structures consequent upon the opening of the M25 London orbital motorway, and the necessity for discipline in inspection work with the introduction of the Department of Transport, Departmental Standard BE 4177. STREG stores information on individual structures, and generates standard or ad hoc reports as required. It is a batch system on a Unisys mainframe computer. BRIDGIT is a more advanced system. Data capture devices are utilized to electronically record inspections on site. The system will be interactive, with greater detail for financial information. It will become possible to obtain a quantitative measurement or individual or total bridge stock. Further development of BRIDGIT, involves linking with a computer aided design (CAD) system.

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    Reed Business Information, Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Palmer, J
  • Publication Date: 1990-4-26


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-26
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 173
    • Issue Number: 5092
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM