Bridge inspections are crucial in making sure that our bridge infrastructure is at its optimum condition and performance.
When are Bridge inspections Required?
Regular periodic bridge inspections are required to maintain the bridges in good condition to prevent expensive maintenance activities and reduce the overall cost of maintenance. This is particularly important in hazardous environments such as coastal areas where the salinity level is very high.
What does a Bridge Inspection Involve?
A typical bridge inspection should include:
- Load testing
- Life load testing for the typical local traffic
- Strain gauge measurement
- Piers and piles integrity testing
- Long term monitoring
- Frame analysis
- Finite element analysis
- Fatigue damage assessment
- Remaining life estimation
- Periodic inspections
Typically, a report will be given upon testing that should include the recommended actions with a maintenance plan that is required to maintain or repair the bridge.
Choose Neilly Davies for Your Next Bridge inspection
Our specialist bridge engineers have over 30 years of experience working on infrastructure projects, both overseas and within Australia for both the private and public sector.
At Neilly Davies consulting engineers, we provide rigorous testing and inspections to ensure that a bridge is safe to use, and have techniques to estimate the expected remaining life of a bridge. Additionally, we can provide you with recommendations on bridge maintenance and repair, should the bridge found to be unsafe.
For more information about our bridge inspections services as consulting engineers call us now on 1300 730 340.