To ensure functionality and safe use of bridges and other engineering structures, those structures are inspected in regular intervals in view of damages and defaults. A diverse and challenging job which brings our colleagues from the Department of Construction Management all around Germany.
Last year, by order of the Authority of Motorways South Bavaria, SSF Ingenieure conducted the main inspection as per DIN 1076 of Tunnel Farchant. The 4,443 metre long tunnel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen has a total area of 44,370 m².
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) used this tunnel inspection to shoot a film about “Structural inspections in accordance with DIN 1076”. The DIN standard is a fundamental technological regulation defining the reporting of the state of engineering structures in Germany: it regulates inspection and monitoring cycles, requirements of inspection personal and documentation of inspections.
Filming with participation of our SSF colleagues took place in September 2017. Starting at minute 36.40, SSF’s structural inspectors can be seen during their work at Tunnel Farchant. At minute 29.55, the documentary shows the bridge inspection of the Strelasund crossing near Rugen Island at the design of which SSF Ingenieure also participated.
Credits: German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)