“Intelligent Bridge Assessment Maintenance and Management System (BRIDGE SMS)” (Grant no: 612517) is a European Commission, Marie Curie 7th Framework Programme funded Project, under the Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) call: FP7-People-2013-IAPP.
BRIDGE SMS is a software application that empowers engineers and key personnel to predict, identify and prepare for potentially destructive flood events. BRIDGE SMS is a robust and efficient tool designed to lower maintenance/planning costs and to provide more secure bridge management/operation. BRIDGE SMS is focused, but not limited to scour/flood risk (Qualitative and Quantitative scour risk), the extension of structure assessment and inspection (above the waterline) is possible. BRIDGE SMS would be a management tool (and decision support system) providing bridge historic data, current bridge status (measured real-time data from gauges, ongoing maintenance, scaffolding, etc.) and future data (Flood early warning system, recommendations and mitigation measures). The system will also develop mobile phone/tablets application for inspectors (standard inspection forms and photographs would be possible to upload into the BRIDGE SMS system directly from the surveys).
Pilot area is located in Ireland, County Cork, on the river Bandon Catchment. The location of selected bridges with monitoring network is shown in the map below.
02 November 2018
26 October 2018