Workshop on Masonry Arch Bridges 2018 18-19 October 2018 (Bristol)

Assessment of Masonry Arch Bridges

Railways in Europe possess more than 200,000 masonry arch bridges and culverts on their lines which represent almost 50% of their total bridge stock with an inestimable asset value. Many of them have reached the end of their theoretical service lives when judged against current codes.
Replacement of these old structures shows difficulties due to economic reasons and to the fact that many of them belong to the civil engineering heritage of the railways. Good solutions are therefore needed in optimised management and maintenance strategies and better assessing of the bridge stock.
UIC has performed the project "Masonry Arch Bridges" to respond to this requirement. The principal objective of the workshop is to present the results, i.e.:

  1. Development of an assessment framework that enables bridge owners to determine the safe working load and residual life of Masonry Arch Bridges;
  2. Development of tools for a predictive Life Cycle Management and Maintenance Planning of Masonry Arch Bridges;
  3. Best practices, case studies and new developments regarding maintenance and repair of Masonry Arch Bridges.

The results of the project are of interest for railway infrastructure owners, asset managers, bridge engineers responsible for the inspection, assessment or repair of masonry arch bridges as also for contractors involved in masonry arch bridge projects.

  • second workshop on 18 and 19 October in Bristol, UK

    Programme

    Workshop on Masonry Arch Bridges Programme

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Practical information

Conference venue:
THE MANSION HOUSE
CLIFTON DOWN
BRISTOL, BS8 3LJ
T: 0117 903 1460

How to get to The Mansion House Bristol

List of hotels located at a walking distance from the venue of the conference:

10% discount at hotels in Clifton with discount code: parsnipmash18

The Avon Gorge Hotel
Sion Hill
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4LD
Tel: 0044 (0)117 403 0210

The Rodney Hotel
4 Rodney Place
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HY
Tel: 0044 (0)117 973 5422

Victoria Square Hotel
29-30 Victoria Square
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4EW
Tel: 0044 (0)117 973 9058

The Washington Guesthouse
St Paul’s Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1LX
Tel: 0044 (0)117 973 3980

This workshop will be free for UIC members, university researchers and students and will be charged 200€ VAT included for other participants.

Registration

If you wish to register to the workshop in Bristol, please do so on the registration form below:

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