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The neglected bridges

In March 2017, VG gained access to the Norwegian Public Road Authority’s reports on all 16,971 bridges on national and county roads. Information about severe damages is from September.

The reports show the status of the bridges at the time VG gained data access. Damages may have been repaired and new ones may have been noticed.

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The neglected bridges

In March 2017, VG gained access to the Norwegian Public Road Authority’s reports on all 16,971 bridges on national and county roads. Information about severe damages is from September.

The reports show the status of the bridges at the time VG gained data access. Damages may have been repaired and new ones may have been noticed.

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About the map

In this map we have plotted all bridges on Norway’s national and county roads.

Most of the information is from March 2017. The sources are the National Public Road Administration’s (NPRA) internal database Brutus and open data from the map service Vegkart. Some bridges are missing from the map, mainly new bridges or bridges having recently changes bridge number.

Map layers

You can choose between three different map layers:

Severe damages

Here we have marked damages logged as ‘serious’ (‘stor’) or ‘critical’ (‘kritisk’) for load capacity or traffic safety by the NPRA or their contractors.

The information in this layer is from Brutus, September 2017.

Action points not carried out

For each bridge in Brutus, the NPRA can register action points which should be carried out on the bridge. When the action point has been carried out, it changes status from ‘planned’ to ‘carried out’. Here we have marked bridges with suggested action points still having the ‘planned’ status, even though the proposed execution date was in 2016 or earlier.

The information in this layer is from Brutus, March 2017, and is supposedly updated with all actions in 2016. Action points executed in 2017 can not be expected to be updated on the map.

Missing inspections

Most bridges have a mandatory main inspection every five years, and a basic inspection every year. Here we have marked bridges which lack inspections with deadline 2016 or earlier.

The information in this layer is from Brutus, March 2017, and is supposedly updated with all actions in 2016. Inspections executed later can not be expected to be updated on the map.

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Publisher: Gard Steiro