Bridge Management System Implemented in Thailandby Paul Erik Bach, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc, San Francisco, United States,
Anders Borregaard Sorensen, Ben C. Gerwick, Inc, San Francisco, United States,
Abstract: 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: Bridge management | Systems management | Highway bridges | Highway and road management | Developing countries | Traffic management | Railroad bridges | Maintenance | Rail transportation | Thailand
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