10th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2020
Abstract Submission
Presentations providing case studies, or expert technical advice, in regards to small to medium span bridges, including culverts, viewing platforms and like structures, within their own organisations or in the community may still be submitted for the 2020 conference.


Abstracts may still be submitted for consideration.

To propose a presentation, please provide the following:
  • Topic Title
  • Synopsis (approx 100-200 words)
  • Proposed Speaker/s Name, Business Title, Organisation, Bio (approx 50 words) and pic (head-shot)
Please see our topics list below as a guide. However papers on other topics will also be reviewed.
Email all abstracts to:
Scott Matthews BEng
Conference Chair and Convenor
+61 448 777 058 or +61 3 9885 9534 
All Speakers will need to register online and submit full payment by the 2nd April 2020, for a two day speaker registration to attend the conference and present.

If your Abstract is accepted, a Technical Paper will need to be prepared and lodged by COB Friday 1st May 2020.
  • Please use our Technical Paper Template. Click on Technical Paper Template  to download it. Do not submit a PDF as we cannot edit and track charges on it.
  • There is no maximum length limit.
If your accepted abstract is on an asset that you do not own please consult with the asset owner on the suitability of your final technical paper and presentation content including any necessary permission from the asset owner.  Please also note that this process can take some time.
This event will bring together:
• Local Government
• State and Federal Government road managers
• Railways
• Government Agencies
• National Parks and forestry staff
Bridge, Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers
• The private sector
Small to Medium Span Bridges can be for: 

 • Cars, Buses, Trucks and other motorised road vehicles 
 • Trains 
 • Mine-haul trucks, Fork Lifts
 • Aircraft 
 • Pedestrians and Bicyclists
 • Stock and Wildlife. 

Small Bridge Projects include:
• Freeways, Roads and Streets
• Railways
• Mines
• Airports
• Industrial Complexes
• Parks, Gardens, Public Precincts and Recreational Reserves
• Sporting Facilities
• National Parks
• Forestry
• Farms and Agricultural
• Private Developments
• Public areas such as Zoos
The two-day program will include issues such as:
• Investigation, Inspection and Testing
• Asset Management
• Condition Assessment
• Load Capacity
• Bridge Code Changes
Bridge Strike Protection
Crash Barriers 
• Repair, Maintenance, Painting/Coatings, Refurbishment and/or Strengthening
• Bridge Lifting
• New Construction
• Timber, Concrete, Steel and Composite Bridges as well as Culverts
• Bridge Components, Bearings 
• Innovations in Design, Construction and Maintenance
• Architectural and Heritage Issues
• Road, Rail, Pedestrian, Mining and Airport Structures
• Associated Geotechnical, Earth Structures/Retention and Civil Works