Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology updated to align with new AS 5100

09 March 2018

Austroads:  Austroads has released an updated Guide to Bridge Technology to align with the recently revised AS 5100 and changes in industry practice.

The Guide provides a step-by-step approach to the planning process, building materials, bridge construction, learnings from the past, types of bridge designs and the management and ongoing maintenance of older bridge types.

Bridges in Australia and New Zealand are designed in accordance with AS 5100 (Bridge Design), and the NZ Transport Agency Bridge Manual. The Guide provides supporting information to the Standards, enabling users to apply and interpret them to achieve the best design, assessment, management and maintenance outcomes.

The Guide to Bridge Technology was first published in 2009 and a complete revision of this series has been undertaken, including the addition of a new Part which covers the hydraulic design of waterway structures.

The Guide now has eight parts:

Each part of the Guide can be purchased separately or all parts can be purchased as a set in hardcopy or PDF.

Austroads members can download PDF versions of the Guides for free. This includes all state and territory road agencies and local councils in Australia and New Zealand. To request your user login and password for free access please send an email from your work email address to

Publication link: Guide to Bridge Technology, 




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