Bridge Task Force
The Bridge Task Force has representatives from state and territory road agencies, the National Transport Commission and the ARRB Group. The Task Force considers all aspects of bridge planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and for arranging research and testing. It is also responsible for maintaining the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology and preparing specialist reports.
The Bridge Task Force coordinates research that is working towards:
- developing enhanced bridge design guidelines
- improving evaluation methods for bridge load capacity including deterioration models
- ensuring the Austroads Guides are up-to-date and and better integrated with jurisdictional supplements
- the revision of Bridge Design Standard AS5100.
The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan.
The Bridge Task Force is a part of the Austroads Assets Program.
Assets Program Manager: Richard Yeo
Assets Program Coordinator: Jo Hill
Phone: +61 3 9093 1460