Published: 8. november 2017
Below, VG has summarized the report for :
Serious damages What is this?
When a damage is discovered on a bridge, it is evaluated with a severity grade, a consequence grade and a damage type.
Severity grade is stated on a scale from 1 to 4, where 4 is most critical.
Consequence grade is also stated on a scale from 1 to 4, where 4 is most critical.
Along with the consequence grade, a letter shall indicate what kind of consequence is in question. There are four consequence types: load capacity, road safety, maintenance and environment.
VG has received a statement of all damages on load capacity or road safety, with severity grade or consequence grade 3 or 4.
Eventually, the severity grade and consequence grade are multiplied into a priority on a scale from 1 to 16. The most critical damages have priority 16B (load capacity, bæreevne) or 16T (road safety, trafikksikkerhet).
Vulnerabilities What is this?
A vulnerability is a known weakness, which is not a damage.
A common example is an old railing which does not fulfill today’s requirements. Before the vulnerability category was introduced, old railings were often logged as damages, even if they were not damaged.
Inspections What is this?
Main inspection: Extensive check of the entire bridge above water, normally every five years. Shall be logged.
Basic inspection: Less thorough, visual inspection of all bridge elements above water. Normally every year, but can be omitted in the year of a main inspection. Shall be logged.
General inspection: Visual control of road stretches. Can be carried out from a car at slow speed, with stops at certain objects. Every week or every second week. Are not logged.
In this presentation, we mark as a deviation where too much time has passed since the last inspection.
Action points What is this?
Brutus is also used as a planning tool for large and small action points on the bridges. When an action point has been carried out, it remains in the list, but it changes status from planned to carried out.
In this listing we mark as a deviation if an action point has an execution date in 2016 or before, and still has the status ‘planned’. But the date is only a suggestion, so this is not a violation of any rules.