Bridge Evaluation Using a Hybrid Information System

by John L. Wilson, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,
Stephanie J. Wagaman, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The objective of this paper is to discuss the developments and implementation of a hybrid system consisting of a rule-based information system and hypermedia technology for use by inspectors and engineers in bridge evaluation. BRIDGE-FIX (BRIDGE- Fatigue Inspection Expert) is a knowledge-based system intended to aid the practicing professional in fatigue inspection and evaluation of steel I-girder bridges.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Steel bridges | Bridge tests | Maintenance and operation | Girder bridges | Expert systems | Bridge management

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