Bridge Video Supervision

Bridge Video Supervision Conditions (BVS) are applied to permits where the identified route includes crossing bridges which require video supervision of the crossing, due to the mass of the vehicle combination.

BVS was introduced a number of years ago to provide greater flexibility by relaxing the requirement for physical inspections of bridge crossings. 

The conditions have been updated to make them clearer,  support enhanced road safety and reduce wear and damage to bridge infrastructure.

To measure compliance against BVS requirements, periodic audits are conducted on transport operators who have used, permits where BVS conditions have been applied.  Audits require the operator to provide specific recordings of bridge crossings as evidence of compliance with the BVS Conditions.  These recordings may be requested up to 12 months from the expiry date of a permit. 

If an operator has not complied with the conditions, restrictions may be placed on obtaining future permits which are subject to video supervision of bridge crossings.  These restrictions may be enforced for a period of time and/or until the operator can satisfy Main Roads that they have implemented adequate procedures to ensure future compliance.

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Modified: 23 May 2019