Implementation of a Bridge Management System in the Province of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works (NSTPW) is responsible for the safety and management of approximately 4000 bridges on the provincial highway system in Nova Scotia. A large percentage of the bridges have either reached the end of their useful life or have passed their midlife and will require major repairs in the near future. Nova Scotia decided in 1999 that a Bridge management system should be implemented. A detailed study of current bridge management systems was made to determine which system would best suit Department requirements. The Department found that the Ontario Bridge Management System (OBMS) offered features not available in other bridge management systems and that it was particularly suited for Canadian codes and practice. In fall 2003, Nova Scotia TPW retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to implement a customized version of the Ontario Bridge Management System. This paper will share some of the challenges in selecting and implementing a Bridge Management System and will provide an update to the status of the implementation. The paper should be of interest to any provincial or municipal agency considering implementation of a Bridge Management System. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD number E211395.

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  • Authors:
    • SPEIRAN, K
    • FRANCIS, J
    • ELLIS, R M
    • Thompson, P D
  • Publication Date: 2004


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  • Accession Number: 01011463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-55187-156-4
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:12PM