This paper describes the author's experience with bridge design and construction in Thailand over the past 25 years. The new live load for bridge design is described. The standard bridge types are then given for rural area and for interchanges and viaducts in Bangkok where major construction projects have taken place. Description of major bridges over the Chao-Phya river, which is the main river in Bangkok, is briefly given since they are of international design commonly known worldwide. The paper gives the development of bridge design practice in Thailand with respect to link slab to minimize deck expansion joint, bearing unit at the abutment to minimize differential settlement. Other developments included are the permanent slab formwork, the no-diaphragm design and the precast pier used for the first time in Thailand. Discussion on bridge inspection and evaluation, on precast deck plank and pretensioned beam design and manufacturing are found at the end of the paper. For the covering abstract see IRRD E104152.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00788352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2841-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2000 12:00AM