LUL - G0051
Civil Engineering – Bridge Structures
|Publication Date:||1 June 2011|
The Scope of this Manual is to provide guidance on the application of the requirements for the Bridge Structure assets owned by LU through the life cycle stages:
Inception and design;
Construction, installation, testing and commissioning;
Condition assessment and certification;
Strengthening and renewal;
This Manual mirrors the sub-section headings of LU Standard 1-051 (Civil Engineering - Bridge Structures) at the start of each life cycle section, but additionally has further sub-sections added to each life-cycle section where there is further guidance material available to LU that does not specifically relate to the sub-section headings used in the standard, or is better set out separately.
The information contained in this Manual is derived mainly from historical information contained in existing LU documents and therefore does not necessarily reflect current good practice. Where possible, existing historical information has been supplemented by references to current good industry practice.
This Manual replaces G-051 A2.
The purpose of this Manual of Good Practice is to support LU Standard 1-051 (Civil Engineering - Bridge Structures) and provides guidance on established good practice solutions that meet the requirements of that standard. The Bridge Structure assets comprise:
This category of structure covers structures owned by LU carrying LU tracks, including:
Highway bridges; This category of structure covers structures owned by LU carrying public or private road traffic, including:
Underground structures; This category of structure covers:
Subsurface tunnels (i.e. cut and cover tunnel);
Earth retaining walls, including gabions;
Ancillary structures and components; This category of structure covers:
Pipe crossings over / under track;
Gantries over railway;