10th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2020
 
The 10th Australian Small Bridges Conference will alert bridge and road engineers, managers, contractors and suppliers about significant new technical developments and requirements for short to medium bridges and like structures. 

Structures such as culverts, elevated boardwalks and viewing platforms also fall within the scope of this conference.  As do associated civil and geotechnical works including earth structures and retention.



The two day conference program will focus on small to medium bridges for road, rail, wildlife, stock and pedestrians, unlike many bridge conferences which are dominated with presentations mainly on very large bridges. 

Small and medium span bridges are the most common type of bridge. 

POTENTIAL TOPICS
 
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
 

Experienced bridge practitioners and asset owners, including a number of local government engineers, will present on best practice in design, construction, maintenance, asset management and new technologies. Case studies will be featured.