Indian Bridge Management System Launched (Download PDF)

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The Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi; it will be the most important step to ensure safety of bridges in the country.

Key Facts

  • IBMS creates & maintains a record of all bridges in the country and rates their structural condition.
  • Useful to ensure timely maintenance and renovation base on criticality of the structure.
  • Will track around 1, 50,000 bridges- largest single owner platform in the world.

How Will it Work?

  • A unique identification number or National Identity Number (NIN) will be given to each bridge, and the number will be based on the state, RTO zone or based on location (National Highway, State Highway etc.).
  • Along with NIN, Bridge Location Number (BLN) will also be allotted to every bridge based on specific GPS given latitude-longitude.
  • Another number- Bridge Classification Number (BCN) will be assigned to the bridge structure based on its engineering characteristics.
  • A Structural Rating Number (SRN) will be assigned to bridge structures on a scale of 0 to 9, based on following measures: 
  1. integral and non-integral deck
  2. substructure
  3. superstructure
  4. structural evaluation
  5. bank and channel
  6. deck geometry
  7. waterway efficiency
  8. vertical clearance
  • Another number - Socio-Economic Bridge Rating Number will specify the contribution of bridge in daily socio-economic activity of that area.
  • IBMS will analyse this data and recognize bridges which need renovation.
Indian Bridge Management System

Indian Bridge Management System

Indian Bridge Management System

- Published/Last Modified on: October 6, 2016

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