9th Australian Small Bridges Conference
 
Railway Bridges:
Bridges for Railways have featured at all eight of the previous Australian Small Bridges Conferences and will do so again in 2019. 


Timber rail bridge at Sheepstation Creek - Queensland Rail


While many of our presentations are relevant for all uses of bridges, we will have presentations that specifically feature railway bridges.


2017 Speakers on Railway Bridges included:
( Read their full abstracts HERE )

THE NEW HANDBOOK OF CONVENTIONAL MAINTENANCE PRACTICES FOR RAILWAY BRIDGES
(90 minutes) 
Jay Craft, Manager Railroad Bridge Group, Jacobs USA and Dan Tingley Senior Engineer, Wood Research and Development - USA/ CANADA  

AS5100.4 – LATEST CHANGES TO POT BEARING REQUIREMENTS TO REDUCE LIFE CYCLE COSTS  
Peter Prasad, National Bridges and Structures Engineer, ARTC Co-authored with Dr. John Mullard, Principal, Lindsay Dynan, Brenton Wakem, Senior Engineer, Lindsay Dynan and Virendra Ghodke, General Manager, mageba (Australia)  

MAINTENANCE OF BURIED CORRUGATED STEEL BRIDGES IN REGIONAL VICTORIAN RAILWAY  
Alireza Chaboki, Principal Engineer - Structures, V/Line  

CHALLENGES AND INNOVATION - SOLUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF OVER BRIDGES IN THE LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL PROJECT  
Sleiman Mikhael, Associate Technical Director—Civil Structures, Anthony Cheung, Senior Structural Engineer and Yanan Yang, Senior Engineer - Structural and Civil, Arcadis 

WEATHERING STEEL IN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT OF RAIL OVERBRIDGES 
Peter Ticaric, Senior Bridge Engineer, Jacobs

SHEET PILE RETAINING WALLS ADJACENT BRIDGES – DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN A BROWN FIELDS ENVIRONMENT  
Amir Holakoo, Structural Engineer, Ranjan Weeraratne, Principal Structural Engineer and Kugan Kugathasan, Principal Structural Engineer, KBR

DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE STRUCTURES TO MITIGATE AGAINST STRAY CURRENT CORROSION WITHIN A RAIL CORRIDOR 
Colin Morrow, Senior Bridge Engineer, Aurecon 

THE HILLMAN-COMPOSITE BEAM 
John Hillman, President and CEO, HCB, USA 

THE EFFECT OF WHEEL LOADING ON A RAILWAY BRIDGE
Olivia Mirza, Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University. Co-Authors: Kamrul Hassan, Thy Hoang Pham, Emile Assaf and Guy Stanshall, Western Sydney University  

ANNERLEY ROAD BRIDGE STRIKE PROTECTION BEAMS
Sunthara Trang, Senior Bridge Engineer and Pam Howell, Senior Structural Engineer, KBR  

DEMOLITION OF THE ANGELLALA CREEK BRIDGES
Shane Crawford, A/Principal Manager (Structures Management Services) - Operational Service Delivery, RoadTek - Department of Transport and Main Roads  

CASE STUDY: MICROPILES FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF TIMBER RAILWAY BRIDGES
Lukasz Gwalik, Geotechnical Design Engineer, Keller

LOAD RATING AND CONDITION ASSESSMENT - GRAND AVENUE OVERBRIDGE
Marcia Prelog, Associate, Transport Infrastructure and Nasir Hossain, Structural Engineer, Aurecon 

DISTRIBUTION OF TRAIN AXLE LOADS TO OPTIMIZE LOAD RATING OF SHORT-SPAN UNDERBRIDGES
David Miller, Director - Engineering, Sterling Group

THE USE OF GROUND BASED RADAR TO MONITOR THE EFFECT OF INCREASED AXLE LOADING ON RAIL BRIDGES
Mark Bell, Georadar Division - Business Development Manager - GPR IDS Australasia

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION OF THE AVON RIVER RAIL BRIDGE
Andrew Young, Engineering Investigations Manager, Hatch