Lathams Road Bridge is a new two-span continuous bridge that is part of an urban brownfield road duplication project to provide connectivity to the Carrum Industrial Estate in Victoria. Engineering consultant Hatch looked for an integrated BIM solution to streamline workflows between the bridge and civil design teams. Prior traditional processes would require hours of manual modeling, so they needed to establish an open connected data environment to facilitate a fully digital project context.
They selected OpenRoads Designer and OpenBridge Modeler, merging their functionality for the first time in the region. Using Bentley’s software, the civil and bridge design teams shared and leveraged real-time data in a coordinated model that they published to iTwin for web-based project reviews. The integrated, 100% digital solution avoided data conversion, providing transparency between the two teams and eliminating the risk of costly design mistakes. The digital twin meets the client’s downstream asset management requirements.