Van Brienenoordbrug I (analysis)

A detailed assessment of the condition of an object.


Element type
The bridge owner (Rijkswaterstaat, the ministry of transport) has concluded, on the basis of an exploratory assessment, that a full recalculation of the bridge is required (ULS and FLS). The scope of the anslysis includes the main arch structure and excludes any side structures such as the approach spans. The recalculation is to be performed according to the relevant Eurocodes, their Dutch National Annexes, a supplementary Dutch code for existing structures and supplementary requirements by Rijkswaterstaat. The models used in the analysis are to be validated with measurements on the bridge. Measurements will be taken of 3 months of normal traffic. Moreover, a load test will be performed on an otherwise empty bridge.
Case type
Initiation of assessment
Anticipated change of design working life, Required reliability check
Predominant verification type
Design value criteria
Predominant verification scale
Structural system
Structural analysis
Ultimate limit state, Fatigue limit state, Serviceability limit state
Information updating
Physical intervention
Repair, Strengthening or upgrading, Demolition
Operational intervention
Load restriction or change of use, Maintenance, Monitoring

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