A bridge management system or BMS is a means for managing bridges throughout design , construction , operation and maintenance of the bridges. As funds become become tighter, roads around the world are facing challenges related to bridge management and the escalating maintenance of large infrastructure assets. (R & D) in the field of financial management, financial planning, and financial planning.
The major tasks in bridge management are: collection of inventory data; inspection; Assessment of condition and strength; Repair, strengthening or replacement of components; And prioritizing the allocation of funds. A BMS is a means of managing. A BMS includes four basic components: data storage, cost and deterioration models, optimization and analysis models, and updating functions.  & 
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