Bridge design for ease of maintenance

It is interesting to understand the proposed life of a structure when considering maintenance. Most codes state a design life of say 100 – 150 years while some recent public private projects (PPP’s) specify 300 years life. Clearly, usage will change during the design life, and as the changes in road transport over the last 100 years could not have been predicted, are we likely to better predict changes over the next 100 years? (a) For the covering abstract of this conference see E218285.

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    HAMPTON,   Australia  3188
  • Authors:
    • JUDD, B
  • Publication Date: 2009-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20P
  • Monograph Title: Australian Small Bridges Conference 2009: small, medium and local bridges, Sydney, Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July 2009

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Bridges; Design; Durability; Maintenance
  • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Maintenance and Preservation; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:11AM