%0 Journal Article
	%A Punya Chupanit and  Chayatan Phromsorn
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 66, 2012
	%T The Importance of Bridge Health Monitoring
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/14599
	%V 66
	%X In the past, there were many bridge-s collapses due to
lack of bridge structural capacity information. Most of concrete
bridge health was relied on information from visual inspection, which
sometime was inadequate. This study was conducted in order to
investigate relationship between bridge structural condition and
bridge visual condition. This study was a part of a big project
conducted at Department of Highways of Thailand. In this study, 31
bridges including slab-type bridges, plank-girder bridges, prestressed
box-beam bridges, prestressed I-girder bridges and prestressed multibeam
bridges were selected for visual inspection and load test. It was
found a positive correlation between bridge appearance and bridge-s
load carrying capacity. However, statistical characteristic revealed
low correlation between them.
	%P 389 - 392