With the Exceptional Loads module of the weBridge software, you can ascertain whether a special vehicle can use a certain road or railway line that features a number of bridges.
For administrations that are responsible for the care and upkeep of numerous prized infrastructure assets, exceptional loads are a cause for concern, both in terms of road safety as well as preserving the infrastructure asset in question, particularly those structures that have been designed with different loads and regulations over the years.
The computerised assessment of exceptional transport uses an automatic calculation process to analyse the maximum shear stress and bending moment acting on a structure, to compare them with the legal requirements. It also assesses all obstacles on a road or railway line, including narrow roads, height restrictions and radius of curvature, etc.
The system uses Google Maps to identify the bridges along the route for which exceptional loads require authorisation. Bridges on the route are marked by a coloured “drop” icon so that potential obstacles arising from the stress analysis when compared to legal requirements can be identified at a glance.