MAJOR BRITISH STANDARD COVERS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES

The use of standards in general is defended and the contents of the new BS 5400 for steel and concrete bridges is described together with the history of its development. Parts 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 deal with the design and construction of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges. Part 5 deals with composite bridges; part 6 is materials and workmanship for steel bridges; part 9 deals with bearings and part 10 with fatigue. Part 3 on the design of steel bridges is expected in 1979 when the work of the Merrison Committee will be incorporated. As the new document combines codes of practice and specifications for loads, materials and workmanship, it should not be incorporated into contracts without selection to suit circumstances. Principles of limit states have been adopted corresponding to serviceability and ultimate failure. The use of 'partial factors' enables the separate assessment of each element such as design loads, economic and environmental effects, properties of materials and the quality of workmanship. Overall reliability can be evaluated at any time and rationally adjusted. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE

    2 PARK STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1A 2BS
  • Authors:
    • Kerensky, O A
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • BSI News
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM