Analysis of Safety Assessment and Testing of Heavy Traffic Vehicles on Old Bridges Without Data
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Old bridge
Absence of data
Heavy vehicles
Safety inspection
Safety assessment



Submitted : 2024-01-27
Accepted : 2024-02-11
Published : 2024-02-26


This article presents a real-life project that aimed to evaluate the safety of traffic vehicles on old bridges without any prior data. The project involved various safety inspections, including conventional, static, and dynamic load inspections and safety assessments. After conducting these tests, it was concluded that the structure of the old bridge is relatively safe, with only a few bumps. The bridge could function normally following appropriate treatment. The analysis provides valuable insights into the assessment of the quality and safety of such bridges to ensure the safe driving of heavy vehicles.


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