InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Evaluation of Fleet Management Techniques for Timber Highway Bridges

The general condition of the nation‰Ûªs bridges presents a complex management issue when considering cost, safety, and time. Consequently, the management of those bridges can become an overwhelming task. The need for a management system that is specific to rural systems may help to improve the management of this significant number of bridges. Although individual bridges are often different when compared at the ‰ÛÏdetail‰Û level, bridges with similar construction, material, or behavior may be able to be managed as a group rather than on an individual basis. The work described in this report seeks to study if such a “fleet management” approach is viable.