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Indicators for Bridge Performance and Prioritization of Bridge Actions

Bridge management systems have been developed by many countries to serve as a tool to track inventory data and analyze maintenance and improvement needs for existing bridges. It has been previously identified in the 1996 C11 Committee report entitled Towards an Indicator of the Health Conditions of Bridges (PIARC Reference 11.05.B) that bridge management systems need to be used more widely in respect to environmental preservation and replacement planning. The present report investigates the current status of bridge management systems used and performance measures employed. This information will be beneficial to bridge owners in documenting and tracking the performance of road bridges and other structures.

Information sheet

  • Date: 2003
  • Author(s): Comité technique 11 Ponts et autres Ouvrages routiers / Technical Committee 11 Bridges and Other Structures
  • Domain(s): Road Assets Management / Road Bridges
  • Type: Bilingual English-French
  • PIARC Ref.: 11.13.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-161-3
  • Number of pages: 80