Kazakhstan to launch bridge operation management system by end of 2023
By the end of the year,
Kazakhstan will launch the bridge operation management system, which will
collect passport data of each facility and the results of their condition
survey. This will automate budget planning for the maintenance of bridges and
road junctions. And most importantly, it will allow to strengthen control and
detection, as well as to eliminate all defects at an early stage. As noted by
experts, such processes will definitely reduce the cost of bridge maintenance. The
specialists of the Kazakhstan Highway Research Institute began to develop the
digital database at the start of this year, relying on the experience of
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. To date, a prototype of the
program has already been created. The system interface design is under
completion. Additionally, a methodology for assessing the technical condition
of road bridges and overpasses has been developed.
“In the future, we are planning
to launch a monitoring module. There are extra-class bridges, which need to be
handled carefully and correctly during construction and further operation.
Special movement and precipitation sensors should be installed. We are going to
reach this level regarding not only roads of national significance, but also
city bridges,” said Kaisar Shalkar, spokesperson for the Kazakhstan Road
Overall, there are about 1,500 car
bridges and interchanges on roads of national significance in Kazakhstan. Now
experts are processing the results of the survey of connecting structures in the
Almaty, Zhambyl, Turkistan, Akmola, North Kazakhstan, and Pavlodar regions.
Four bridges have already been included in the information system, and 16 more
are planned to be put in the database by the end of the year.