Timber Bridge Maintenance

Timber bridge maintenance is any maintenance carried out on a timber bridge.

At BRC bridge maintenance is typically undertaken in response to the findings of proactive inspections.

The main activities associated with timber bridges are:

  1. Tightening & replacing bolts in components
  2. Applying preservative or waterproofing treatments on components, particularly on member ends.
  3. Temporary propping of defective components.
  4. Repairing bridge footway surfaces.
  5. Clearing scuppers
  6. Cleaning aggressive contamination on steel components.
  7. Removing deck vegetation which maybe a fire risk below the bridge.
  8. Spraying termicide poisons.

External Links & References

  1. Queensland Main Road Timber Bridge Maintenance Manual
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