An Expert System as Applied to Bridges: Testing Phase: Final Report

Report No: 91-R23

Published in 1991

About the report:

This project concludes a four part study regarding the development of an expert system called DOBES, to form conclusions as to the disposition of older bridges. The options include replacement, rehabilitation, improvement, abandonment and routine maintenance. The final phase tested and refined the program, producing excellent results, useful for general bridge management.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • William Zuk, Jonathan Newbrough

Last updated: December 26, 2023

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