In Japan, the results of inspections show that many bridges require repairs. However, Japanese municipalities do not have sufficient time and budget, and the progress of bridge repair is insufficient. Almost all the bridges managed by municipalities are short-span bridges. Therefore, a management system that selects and focuses on bridge repair based on performance evaluation would be effective. This paper presents an overview of a bridge management system that applies observational maintenance based on the early detection of deterioration, and its effectiveness is demonstrated.
early detection, observation maintenance, short span bridge, salt damage
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