Bridge Management System Implemented in Thailand

by Paul Erik Bach, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc, San Francisco, United States,
Anders Borregaard Sorensen, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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


The latest ten years' economic growth in Thailand and the associated increase in roadway and railway traffic has exposed the existing bridge structures as bottlenecks of these transportation networks. The need to increase axle loads has necessitated that the Department of Highways and State Railway supervise their approximately 15,000 bridge structures more efficiently to utilize available capacities and allocate maintenance and rehabilitation funds in a prioritized manner. Therefore, both organizations have implemented modern Bridge Management Systems which apply systematic approach to activities related to maintenance management and heavy transport administration.

Subject Headings: Railroad bridges | Rail transportation | Traffic congestion | Highway bridges | Traffic management | Systems management | Economic factors | Bridge management | Thailand

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