Four Australia-wide surveys supply data on public opinion of the appearance of bridges. Duplicate surveys carried out in 1971 and 1978 show consistent results for nine Australian bridges. Two 1978 surveys with 12 bridges show that sketches can be used to obtain results similar to those obtained with photographs. Another two 1978 surveys on six bridges indicate that angle of view affects results. Data is presented to show the influence of familiarity with the bridge, and the sex and age of the respondent. Finally, all 18 bridges are ranked in preference order. This ranking provides evidence of public taste for the more important bridge forms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • O'Connor, C
    • Burgess, M D
    • Egan, M J
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00311143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM