BRIDGEloading Assessment Guide

Over a long period of time Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and its predecessors has published a range of guides aimed at allowing councils and other bridge owners to establish the load capacity of timber bridges. Section 5.0 References, provides a comprehensive listing of the documents that have been identified and referenced.

The purpose of this Guide is not to establish the load capacity of existing timber bridges, but rather, to determine by the application of a known load applied to critical elements of a bridge, if the structure is behaving in accordance with expected deflections obtained by calculation.

The difficulty in calculating the expected deflections for a timber bridge is determining the value of the parameters necessary to complete the assessment. This Guide provides data sources that provide a means of estimating these parameters.

The Guide is available for download with member council access or by registering for free.


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