Project: A Load Management/Risk Management Approach to the Assessment of Existing Bridge Stock

Reference: CSU 28/4/54

Last update: 04/08/2003 09:23:15


To develop a technology for active control of vehicle loads on under-strength bridges.


An analytical model of bridge loading will be developed to assist with the design of a load management system. A prototype system will be installed on a site with a short simple span bridge and its performance monitored and evaluated.


Oxfordshire County Council
The County Surveyors Society, Speedwell House, Oxford, OX1 1NE
01865 815260

University of Bristol
Faculty of Engineering, Queens Building, Bristol, BS8 1TR
0117 925 1154

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £163,314.00

Actual start date: 01 May 1998

Actual completion date: 26 July 2001


A Load Management/Risk Management Approach To the Assessment of Existing Bridge Stock
Author: Buro Happold, Oxfordshire County, PAT (GB) Limited, University of Bristol
Publication date: 01/07/2001
Source: Research provider

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary published on DfT Research Web page. LINK Inland Surface Transport Programme - Executive Summaries Brochure

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.