Transporter Bridges

Author: John Hannavy

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526760395

Category: Photography

Page: 272

View: 830

This volume of original and historic photographs captures the story of the ingenious bridges that carried us from the Victorian era into modern times. With their moveable platforms designed to traverse busy waterways, Transporter Bridges served a brief but vital need from the late 19th century into the early 20th. Though many were planned, the huge increase in road transport quickly rendered them obsolete. In the end, fewer than thirty were ever completed across the world, with only nine still standing in their original form. But the transporter bridge appears to be entering a renaissance. In France and Argentina, restoration efforts are bringing life back to some of the original bridges. Meanwhile, proposals exist for three new bridges across France—at Nantes, Marseille and Brest—to replace some of those lost during and after the Second World War. This illustrated history captures the beauty of transporter bridges through hundreds of color photographs. The author combines his own modern images with many historic photographs and postcards chronicling the construction and operation of these unusual structures.
An Encyclopaedia of British Bridges

Author: David McFetrich

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526752963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 163

Bridges have a universal appeal as examples of man’s mastery of nature, from picturesque packhorse bridges to great spans stretching across broad estuaries, and the development of the technology that allows ever more audacious constructions is never-ending. Of the million or more bridges throughout Great Britain, David McFetrich has selected those that are significant in terms of their design, construction or location, or of their connections with people or events of history. His definitive book contains 1,600 separate entries for individual bridge sites or related groups of bridges covering more than 2,000 different structures, 165 general entries about different types of bridge and such topics as collapses and failures, and a summary of about 200 record-holding bridges in 50 different categories. The concise text is supported by more than 900 illustrations and diagrams. The result is a fascinating and readily accessible compendium. The Institute Of Civil Engineers (ICA) are also on board.
Bridge Engineering

Author: Leonardo Fernández Troyano

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732156

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 775

View: 321

A comprehensive review of how we create and maintain bridges - one of the most vital yet vulnerable parts of our infrastructure - and how we got where we are today, this title provides an authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering world-wide, from local community footbridges to vast multi-modal crossings between nations.
Conservation of Bridges

Author: Graham Tilly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0419259104

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 364

This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide to the conservation of older bridges, commissioned by the UK Highways Agency. It provides essential guidance and recommendations for bridge conservation, repair and maintenance strategies, and proposes a new approach to best practice for bridge conservation. Conservation of Bridges covers all types of highway, foot, railway, river and canal bridges built before 1960. It comprehensively deals with state-of-the-art methods of conservation, as well as structural form and behaviour, architecture, archaeology, legislation, and attitudes to conservation. With case studies from all over the world and full colour illustrative photographs throughout, the book demonstrates what has, and can continue to be achieved in the pursuit of excellence in this field. Conservation of Bridges is essential reading for all engineers, architects and other professional groups responsible for the ongoing maintenance of a diverse bridge heritage.
British Road Bridges

Author: Mark Chatterton

Publisher: Hadleigh Books

ISBN: 9781910811641

Category:

Page: 22

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British Road Bridges - An Introduction looks at some of the various types of road bridges that are found in Great Britain. These include the following bridges:- Tower Bridge, the Humber Bridge and the Tamar Bridge. It also looks at the various types of bridge construction including cantilever, suspension and swing bridge
Cable-Stayed Bridges

Author: Holger Svensson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783433602294

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 458

View: 172

The need for large-scale bridges is constantly growing due to the enormous infrastructure development around the world. Since the 1970s many of them have been cable-stayed bridges. In 1975 the largest span length was 404 m, in 1995 it increased to 856 m, and today it is 1104 m. Thus the economically efficient range of cable-stayed bridges is tending to move towards even larger spans, and cable-stayed bridges are increasingly the focus of interest worldwide. This book describes the fundamentals of design analysis, fabrication and construction, in which the author refers to 250 built examples to illustrate all aspects. International or national codes and technical regulations are referred to only as examples, such as bridges that were designed to German DIN, Eurocode, AASHTO, British Standards. The chapters on cables and erection are a major focus of this work as they represent the most important difference from other types of bridges. The examples were chosen from the bridges in which the author was personally involved, or where the consulting engineers, Leonhardt, Andrä and Partners (LAP), participated significantly. Other bridges are included for their special structural characteristics or their record span lengths. The most important design engineers are also presented. Note: The lecture videos which are attached to the print book on DVD are not part of the e-book.
An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges

Author: David McFetrich

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526794499

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 285

Bridges are one of the most important artefacts constructed by man, the structures having had an incalculable effect on the development of trade and civilisation throughout the world. Their construction has led to continuing advances in civil engineering technology, leading to bigger spans and the use of new materials. Their failures, too, whether from an inadequate understanding of engineering principles or as a result of natural catastrophes or warfare, have often caused immense hardship as a result of lost lives or broken communications. In this book, a sister publication to his earlier An Encyclopaedia of British Bridges (Pen & Sword 2019), David McFetrich gives brief descriptions of some 1200 bridges from more than 170 countries around the world. They represent a wide range of different types of structure (such as beam, cantilever, stayed and suspension bridges). Although some of the pictures are of extremely well-known structures, many are not so widely recognisable and a separate section of the book includes more than seventy lists of bridges with distinctly unusual characteristics in their design, usage and history.
West from Paddington

Author: Stuart Cole

Publisher: Etica Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781905633050

Category: England

Page: 167

View: 979

West from Paddington is the essential companion for every traveller on First Great Western Railway. Packed with information on all the landmarks, railway history, geographical features and places of interest that can be seen from your window as your journey unfolds, this indispensable guide covers three great routes - Paddington to Bristol; Reading to Penzance and Swindon to Carmarthen. A route map for each section of the journey highlights the features described, and the book includes hundreds of specially commissioned colour photographs giving a 'traveller's-eye' view. Each entry indicates on which side of the train the place or item of interest described can be found. Written by lifelong railway enthusiast and Professor of Transport, Stuart Cole, and with a Foreword by pop impresario and railway devotee Pete Waterman OBE, West from Paddington will turn your journey into a voyage of discovery.
The Architecture of British Bridges

Author: Ronald Yee

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785007958

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 250

During the Industrial Revolution, Britain was at the forefront of bridge innovation. Pioneering designers such as George and Robert Stephenson, Thomas Telford and Isambard Kingdom Brunel created Britain's rich bridge heritage that features many world firsts and we can learn much from their ground-breaking designs. Written by an experienced bridge architect, this book includes an introduction to bridge aesthetics; it gives an outline of British bridge development and advice on parapet treatment and bridge lighting. This book offers a comprehensive overview of how the best of British bridges marry aesthetic considerations with engineering ingenuity.