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This English translation of the winning French version provides the belief and layout of metal and steel-concrete composite bridges, from easy beam bridges to cable supported constructions. The publication focuses totally on highway bridges, emphasizing the foundation in their belief and the basics that has to be thought of to guarantee structural safeguard and serviceability, in addition to highlighting the mandatory layout tests. the foundations are prolonged in later chapters to railway bridges in addition to bridges for pedestrians and cyclists. specific consciousness is paid to attention of the dynamic functionality.
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In addition to their aerodynamic advantages, the use of such boxes facilitated the construction of twin deck bridges z 36 zyxwvutsrq INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGES Fig. 8 Brooklyn Bridge (USA). Engineers John A. Roebling then Washington A. Roebling (Photo Bojidar Yanev). Fig. 9 George Washington Bridge (USA). Engineer Othmar H. Ammann (Photo Bojidar Yanev). HISTORY OF STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGES zyxwv 37 Fig. 10 Golden Gate Bridge (USA). Engineer Joseph B. ). using beams between 10 m to 12 m deep, and carrying traffic on the upper and lower flanges of the box girders.
Various sketches and drawings fix the general lines of the bridge, the structural form, the spans, etc. The size of key elements is estimated first on the basis of experience and the consideration of typical values of slenderness, and then on rudimentary calculations. 49 z zyxwv BASIS FOR CONCEPTUAL DESIGN BASIS FOR BRIDGE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN Engineer's knowledge Input data Design requirements OUTPUT OBJECTIVES PRELIMINARY STUDIES ω Sketches of several possible solutions Study of possible solutions Evaluation of solutions zyxwvutsrq POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS © Conceptual design of several solutions Several structural concepts / Θ v a l uation and sekξCtionN of one solutioi CHOSEN SOLUTION © Overall drawing and construction details Quantities Analysis and design Sizing of the principal structural elements TENDER © Documentation Quantities Lists Documents for tender Evaluation, contract aware EXECUTION Detailed design and drawings Detailing for the execution Fig.
HISTORY OF STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGES 39 Fig. 13 Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (J). Engineer Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority (Photo Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Compagny). Fig. 14 New River Gorge Bridge (USA). Engineer Clarence V. Knudsen (Photo Jason Galloway). Of final note is the spectacular growth in the use of cable stayed bridges since the middle of the 20 th century. Developments in materials (high strength steels), methods of calculation by computer, and the capacity of lifting equipment used for erection have all contributed to this trend.