Several long-span suspension bridges have been completed in Japan over the past thirty years. The Paper reviews the background to the engineering and main design features of the most important of these bridges. The discussion is limited to bridge superstructures. The latter part of the Paper discusses the treatment of visual aspects in some detail. It is suggested that Japanese bridges are evolving a distinctive style, which derives from both the particular circumstances of civil engineering design within the country, and the attempts to create more humanistic civil structures. (Author/TRRL) (Author/TRRL)


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 157-77
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 90

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM