BMS Modelling of Bridge Stock Performance

by Marja-Kaarina Söderqvist, Finnish Natl Road Administration, Helsinki, Finland,
Magnus Veijola, Finnish Natl Road Administration, Helsinki, Finland,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program

Abstract: A computer-based Bridge Management System, BMS, was designed in Finland by the Finnish National Road Administration (FinnRA) to assist in high level bridge policy, long-term planning and programming of investments. The system applies probabilistic bridge deterioration models to find a condition distribution of the bridges that minimizes maintenance and rehabilitation costs for the existing bridge stock.

Subject Headings: Highway bridges | Highway and road management | Structural models | Computer models | Bridges | Systems management | Mathematical models | Probability | Bridge design | Finland | Europe

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