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


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: Bridge design | Structural models | Bridges | Highway and road management | Systems management | Highway and road design | Highway bridges | Bridge management

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