Maintain an effective, efficient & sustainable bridge network


Renew your bridge network
Australia’s vast network of bridges are ageing and deteriorating whilst absorbing more traffic than ever before. As these structures age, it is crucial to avoid catastrophic failures and meet the needs of the country’s growing population. To compound the issue, government organisations that are responsible for bridges often struggle to keep up with ongoing maintenance needs as this requires specialised technical knowledge and experience.

As the Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program continues to provide funding for the upgrade and replacement of bridges, it is a crucial time for local government to act and bolster their bridge networks to future proof these costly assets.

The Bridge Asset Management & Renewal conference will bring together local and state government stakeholders and contractors to give attendees insights into technical engineering techniques and asset management programs that focus on reviewing, renewing and maintaining their bridge networks.

Attend & learn how to
  • Improve inspection techniques for timber and concrete structures
  • Develop an asset management plan for your bridge network
  • Renew and replace ageing bridges with more sustainable structures
  • Advance technical bridge engineering techniques

Who will attend?
Directors, General Managers, Managers & Engineers from State & Local Government with responsibilities for:
  • Asset Management
  • Capital Works
  • Maintenance Work
  • Bridge Upgrades & Renewal

Attend to learn:

  • Improve & innovate bridge inspection for better portfolio management
  • Develop a bridge asset management plan to manage ongoing maintenance needs
  • Apply modern engineering techniques to renew & replace ageing bridges
  • Extend the life-cycle of your bridge network

Key Speakers

Nicholas Rodda
Floating Bridge & Special Structures Design Manager
Washington State Department of Transportation
John Hilton
Global Service Leader Bridges & Structures
Dylan Reeves
Director Engineering Services
Walcha Council
Barry Wright
National Structures Manager
New Zealand Transport Authority

What People Are Saying

  • “Fantastic range of topics with open and frank discussions on what has been working and what hasn’t from practitioners representing industry, local, state and international governments.”

    Rachel Sutcliffe
    Asset Engineer, Blue Mountains City Council


  • Date: 27 Sep 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    Australia’s bridges are ageing and deteriorating. They are expensive to maintain andrequire a lot of technical knowledge. The Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Programme commits $360 million over fiveyears and it comes at a vital time as it provides Local and State Governments with thecritical funding to enable the renewal and replacement of their ageing bridges. …

  • Date: 14 Sep 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    A major failure in infrastructure has cost Italy a lot of damages in Genoa’s Morandi Bridge collapse case, which is reported to be the 10th bridge collapse in Italy. Australia is headed the same way with ageing Australian bridges facing little to no infrastructure control. “More ‘end-of-life failures’ such as that in Genoa could happen …

  • Date: 13 Aug 2018  By: Dan Tingley

    There is a widespread perception that timber bridges have a shorter service life than thoseconstructed of other material. However, with a thorough understanding of the properties of timber and the proper techniques in the design, inspection and maintenance; timber bridges are capable of hundreds years of service at an effective cost. This is proven by …

  • Date: 12 Jul 2017  By: Ron Hawken

    You are out on site doing a bridge inspection, the water level of the creek is nearing the top of your waders, and you see something unusual on the deck soffit three spans further away. You grab the binoculars for a better look and then push the zoom on your camera to the absolute limit …