bridgeAdapt: Sustainable adaptation of bridges deteriorated to climate and human-induced damage

Funding: British Academy Fellowship & University of Birmingham

Total funding: £250k

CARA Fellow: Nadiia Kopiika

Duration: 2023-2025

The main motivation of bridgeAdapt is the extensive destruction of bridges in Ukraine. This project for the first time in the international literature will optimise resilience and sustainability metrics for restoring portfolios of bridges damaged to war and/or deteriorated due to inherent mechanisms (such as corrosions, fatigue) in an optimised manner by leveraging digital data at different levels of knowledge from disparate sources. In doing so, scenarios of proactive adaptation and reactive restoration of bridges will be analysed to support financing for more sustainable and more resilience road and railway networks in Ukraine.