BRITISH IDEAS INFLUENCE WORLD BRIDGE BUILDING

NEW CONCEPTS IN BRIDGE DESIGN DEVELOPED BY BRITISH ENGINEERS HAVE RESULTED IN LONGER, MORE ECONOMICAL SPANS. THE EXTENSIVE USE OF WELDED STEEL BOX GIRDERS IN SPANS AND IN TOWERS AS WELL AS AN AERODYNAMIC DESIGN HAS DECREASED THE WEIGHT OF THE BRIDGES WHILE INCREASING STABILITY IN SUSPENSION BRIDGES. A RELATIVELY NEW CONCEPT IN THE CABLE CANTILEVER BRIDGE ARE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES OF STEEL AND CONCRETE WHICH WERE FOUND TO BE THE MOST PRACTICAL BUILDING MATERIALS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol78, No6, PP74-78, 1FIG, 6PHOT, 4REF
  • Authors:
    • Ripley, J G
  • Publication Date: 1965-6

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  • Accession Number: 00208166
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM