Bridges & structures

In this section you’ll find VicRoads supplements, bridge technical notes and manuals that detail the way we design and manage structures in Victoria.


VicRoads uses the Austroads Guides as a key reference, in conjunction with supplementary information, to ensure national consistency and standardisation for all road work.

​The Austroads Guides to Bridge technology are available on the Austroads website.

VicRoads Supplement (VRS) to the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology (AGBT) provides information on the relationship between Bridge Technical Notes, AS5100 Bridge design and the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology.

Bridge Technical Notes specify VicRoads' requirements regarding a range of bridge-related issues including the design, assessment and management of bridges and other road related structures.​

The VicRoads Road Structures Inspection Manual (RSIM) defines that the condition of all structures is systematically monitored to ensure structural integrity and safety of road users and that there is sufficient data to effectively and efficiently manage road structure assets.

The manual includes numerous road structures including retaining walls, noise walls, sign structures and high mast lighting as well as bridges and culverts.

Please contact the VicRoads Principal Bridge Engineer at [email protected] if you have any queries about these guidelines or if you have trouble accessing the documents.

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