The Dutch workshop took place on November 18, 2014, at Rijkswaterstaat WNZ office in Rotterdam.
Apart from the project members, 8 participants attended, representing the Ministry of transport and water management, City of Rotterdam and ProRail, the Dutch railway company.
The entire content of the BridgeMon project was covered, with the focus on the measurements and analysis carried out as part of Wokr Package 2. The participants appreciated the open and detailed discussion on the possibilities of the BridgeMon approach. In particular, the fact that the presentations also showed the problems that were encountered and the things that are not possible yet, increased the credibility of the results that were presented.
Although the Dutch railways are already well covered with other railway WIM technologies, it was agreed to organise a follow up meeting will with Prorail to discuss the possibilities of having a pilot project in the Netherlands with the railway Bridge-WIM application of SiWIM®. Discussions have started with RWS on possible developments and applications of structural health assessment of other bridges on the Dutch highway network.