CIRIA C800: Guidance on the Assessment of Masonry Arch Bridges

CIRIA C800 provides new guidance on the assessment of masonry arch bridges, building on recent research findings and the advice available in CIRIA C656, DMRB and Network Rail codes. Specifically, the guidance promotes the use of the Permissible Limit State (PLS), the point beyond which progressive load induced degradation occurs under service loads during the intended life of a bridge.
At this event, lead author of the new guidance Matthew Gilbert presents an overview of CIRIA C800 giving examples illustrating how the PLS can be applied in practice. This is followed by a panel discussion on the assessment of masonry arch bridges, involving Matthew and CIRIA Project Steering Group members Philip Gray (Chair), Peter Sparkes and Jon Shave.
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