This final report records the work of the technical assistance
consultants that the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has retained
to advise the road authority on establishment of a bridge management
unit within UNRA. Technical Assistance Services are required to review
and audit the bridge inventory and condition data of national bridges
collated by an on-going consultancy, establish an appropriate bridge
management system (BMS), populate the database with available
information and where relevant, identify additional data sets required
to develop annual maintenance plans and assist UNRA to develop capacity
to manage the BMS.
The objectives of this Technical Assistance were to (1) Recommend an
appropriate institutional framework for implementing UNRA's bridge
management function and a structure for the establishment of a bridge
unit; (2) Review the Bridge Management System (BMS) proposed by the
consultants and make recommendations for changes or additions required
to meet the needs of the UNRA Bridge Unit; and (3) Develop UNRA's
bridge management capacity and make recommendations to consolidate
capacity in the UNRA Bridge Unit and a strategy to develop bridge
maintenance capacity in the private sector.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
WSP. Technical assistance to UNRA for the establishment of a bridge management unit. Final report (including a "road map" for establishing the bridge management unit in UNRA). March 2009. WSP, Croydon, UK (2009) 120 pp.