This book explores the theory and practice of bridge engineering, design and planning, materials and construction, loads and load distribution, and deck systems. It covers such applications as reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, truss bridges, arch bridges, cable bridges, suspension bridges, bridge piers, and bridge substructures, as well as issues commonly found in inspection, monitoring, repair, strengthening, and replacement of bridge structures.
"In this book, students learn about the different types of bridges, the civilizations and people who engineered and risked their lives to construct them, and the advances in bridge building that have made them safe and effective ways to keep us moving!" --provided by publisher
"This book explores the field of civil engineering, from designing bridges and roads to constructing buildings and dams. It also introduces famous civil engineers who have shaped the field." --provided by publisher
Discusses the design and construction of bridges throughout the history of the world; explaining the principles of physics for beams, arches, trusses, and other supporting elements; and describes the risks and challenges faced by the engineers of bridges.
Contains full-page black-and-white photographs of bridges from around the world, arranged chronologically from the Pont du Gard in Nimes, France, built in 18 B.C., to the Tatara Bridge in Onomichi-Imabari, Japan, slated for completion in 1999; each accompanied by an essay discussing the history of the structure.
The story behind the era of American bridge building, from the 1870s to the 1930s, looking at the engineers who designed them and the professional, economic, political, and personal conflicts that occurred in the course of the bridges being built.