Improved bridge infrastructure for more sustainable transports

Reference number 2016-04764
Coordinator STIFT SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT, SKOGFORSK
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 320 000
Project duration December 2016 - February 2019
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme InfraSweden2030
Call 2016-04033-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to develop a methodology for identifying bridges, as well as providing guidance on management, inspection and efficient procurement (of reinvestment, repair or new bridge constructions). The methodologies should be tested and evaluated by a couple of large forest companies. The effect goal is to contribute to updated company registers of bridges and to an increased the number of reinvestment projects on bridges on the private road network. This will remove infrastructural bottlenecks and enhance safety i the transport system.

Expected results and effects

The project has produced the following three guides in bridge management, which can be freely downloaded from https://www.skogforsk.se/produkter-och-evenemang/ Management - An overall bridge guide Inspection - a guide in bridge management Procurement - a guide in bridge management The study on methodology for bridge identification can also be downloaded from www.skogforsk.se. Conclusions from the project are that both methods can be used to identify crossings. However, using laser scanning data was more time-consuming.

Planned approach and implementation

The work on bridge identification has been conducted by Aron Davidsson, Skogforsk. Extensive field inventories were made to evaluate the results of the methods. The guides have been authored by Per Maxstadh at WSP, who has extensive experience both of practical work with bridge management and as educator. The guides have been tested in practical operation and developed during the project through an iterative work with the users.

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