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Sustainable Bridges – Past and Future. Reflections on a European Project 2003 – 2007
Network Rail, London, United Kingdom.
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.
Bouygues-Construction, Paris, France.
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials, Science and Technology (EMPA), Dübendorf, Switzerland.
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2023 (English)In: IABSE Congress 2023 New Delhi, Engineering for Sustainable Development, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2023, p. 690-698Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Twenty years ago, in 2003, a European project was started to increase the sustainability of existing railway bridges. This paper summarises what was achieved and looks ahead. Nine Working Packages were organized: (1) Background material; (2) Guidance by stakeholders; (3) Condition Assessment and Inspection Guidelines; (4) Loads, Capacity and Resistance Guidelines; (5) Monitoring Guidelines; (6) Repair and Strengthening Guidelines; (7) Demonstration with Field testing of Bridges; (8) Demonstration on Monitoring on Bridges; and (9) Training and Dissemination.

Some of the main results (from 4 Guidelines and 47 Background documents) are highlighted and some experiences, conclusions and thoughts about the future are given. Hidden strengths and weaknesses are discussed, analyses and codes for assessment can be improved, new monitoring and strengthening methods are available and life length can be prolonged. 

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International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2023. p. 690-698
Keywords [en]
Bridges, Management, Assessment, Modelling, Monitoring, Testing, Codes, Loadcarrying capacity, Strengthening, Life-length
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Infrastructure Engineering
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Structural Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-103317Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85182605033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-103317DiVA, id: diva2:1819409
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IABSE Congress 2023, Engineering for Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India, September 20-22, 2023
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Sustainable Bridges
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ISBN for host publication: 978-3-85748-200-7

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