About

Project Background

This global long span bridge database was created with the objective to identify the common problems, future needs, and reveal the relationship between the age, design life, and status of long span bridges from across the globe.

All bridges included in the database were surveyed for details of location, construction and status. With an initial count of 751 bridges, the numerous categories of information recorded for each long span bridge, were broken down and analysed to identify any relationships, and correlations.

The map created utilises the information collected thus far for the global long span bridge database and presents it as a tool that can be searched, and filtered, to provide preliminary information for both researchers and the public. And, through this domain, the database is a strong foundation for further expansion, either via the ‘Make a Suggestion’ page, or the addition of another project.

More information of the initial objective of this project, a breakdown of the approach used for the creation of the database, and an in-depth analysis of the results yielded, is available on the ‘Analysis’ page.

Team

 

James De Maria
Undergraduate, Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia

 

Dr. Colin Caprani
Supervisor, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia

 

Dong Guo
Co-supervisor, Postgrad, Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia