8th Australian Small Bridges Conference
Late Abstracts
Presentations providing case studies, or expert technical advice, in regards to small to medium span bridges, including culverts, viewing platforms and like structures, within their own organisations or in the community may still be submitted for the 2017 conference.

Scott Matthews on the descent from Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal, December 2016


Late Abstracts may still be submitted. Submit ASAP. 

To propose a presentation, please provide the following:
  • Topic Title
  • Synopsis (approx 100-200 words)
  • Proposed Speaker/s Name, Business Title, Organisation, Bio (approx 50 words) and pic (head-shot)
Please see our topics list below as a guide. However papers on other topics will also be reviewed.

If your Abstract is accepted, a Technical Paper will need to be prepared and lodged by COB Friday 27 October 2017.

All Speakers will need to submit, by the 28th August 2017, a payment for a two day speaker registration to attend the conference and present.

Email all abstracts to:
Scott Matthews BEng
Conference Chair and Convenor
+61 448 777 058 or  +61 3 9885 9534

Small Bridges can be for: 

 • Cars, Buses, Trucks and other motorised road vehicles 
 • Trains 
 • Mine-haul trucks, Fork Lifts
 • Airplanes 
 • Pedestrians and Bicyclists
 • Stock and Wildlife. 

This event will bring together: 

 • Local Government 
 • State and Federal Government road managers 
 • Railways
 • Government Agencies 
 • National Parks and forestry staff
 • Bridge, Structural, Civil and Geotechnical Engineers 
 • The private sector 

The two-day program will include issues such as: 

 • Investigation and Testing 
 • Asset Management 
 • Condition Assessment 
 • Load Capacity
 • Bridge Code Changes 
 • Repair, Maintenance, Refurbishment and/or Strengthening 
 • Bridge Lifting  
 • New Construction 
 • Timber, Concrete, Steel and Composite Bridges as well as Culverts
 • Innovations in Design, Construction and Maintenance
 • Architectural and Heritage Issues 
 • Road, Rail, Pedestrian, Mining and Airport Structures;
 • Associated Earth Structures, Retaining Structures and Geotechnical Works