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Towards Performance Management of Bridges (and other Structures)

The aim of this report is to discuss about the introduction of economical criteria in bridge management, in addition to usual technical criteria.

It comprises two parts:

Part 1: a presentation of actual practices in PIARC Committee 11 Member countries in the field of bridge management, based on the results of survey,

Part 2: an analysis and reflection towards an improved management of bridges taking in account whole life costing and user's cost.

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, published in January 2005
  • PIARC Ref.: 11.14.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-162-1
  • Number of pages: 100