Third generation structural timber composites, adhesive bonding of structural timber and fully concealed connections are considered major breakthroughs in timber engineering. The application of these breakthroughs, and the potential to combine non-wood materials with timber are discussed with reference to innovative buildings including road bridges and footbridges. These include the tension ribbon footbridge at Essing, Germany designed to minimise intrusion into the landscape. The opportunities for timber elements in bridges are discussed with reference to beam, arch, girder, cable-stayed and tension ribbon bridges.

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • METTERN, C
  • Publication Date: 2003-9-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 24-8
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 17
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM