BRIDGE ENGINEERING BOOK
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Abstract: This book covers the entire gamut of bridge engineer in-investigation, design, construction and maintenance of bridges. The coverage is not dealt with . Mr. Zhao is also the president of the Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE Maryland Chapter. He is the author of two books on bridge design and one on risk. The Bridge Engineering Handbook, second edition consists of five books: Fundamentals Superstructure Design Substructure Design Seismic Design.
With one exception, these books cover all types of bridges. Two great books from the early s that would be worthy of this list I have included as a free download.
They are H. They are long out of print and can be expensive and difficult to find on the internet. There are hundreds of other wonderful bridge books that highlight specific bridges or bridge types. Entire books have been written on one bridge, a bridge designer or bridges of a specific country.
Henry Petroski's Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America, for example, is rich in detail on the challenges and drama surrounding America's greatest bridges and their designers. Since it is beyond the scope of this web site to cover all of these subjects, a good browse through a large library is recommended.
There are also many fine international magazines on road and bridge construction but they are often difficult to track down and subscriptions are expensive. There are more than pages on suspension and cable stayed bridges alone. Another chapter covers such rarely seen bridge types as floating, transporter and lift bridges. The book is packed with well over a 1, photos including hundreds of construction views showing not often seen examples of timber centering, cable spinning and wire compacting.
If you can only afford one book on bridges, this is the one to own.
Originally published in Spanish, be sure to get the English language version. His book became legendary for its insistence on the importance of aesthetics, simplicity and the need to build bridges that will harmonize with their immediate surroundings.
Case studies of rehabilitation, repair, retrofitting, and strengthening of structures
The book studies the positive psychological effects that light, shadow, color and proportion can have on a bridge and its environment. With over photos, most of them in color, Leonhardt points out hundreds of examples of beautiful bridges while not shying away from criticizing design elements that are ill-proportioned or ugly. This book was published in and has both English and German and should not be confused with earlier or later books co-authored by Leonhardt.
The book is so difficult to get you can pretty much count on it not being available. The writing is almost as intoxicating as the gorgeous black and white photography.
The glossy, sometimes stark images take readers from the mountains of Canada to the long forgotten industrial cities of the Northeastern United States. Many of these bridges have since disappeared.
Originally published in , be sure to get the revised printing. A perfect introductory book on bridges. In just over pages, Brown touches on all the important bridge spans from the Pont du Gard and Zhaozhou to Millau and Messina. Look for the updating of the original printing. There is an emphasis on early iron truss bridges with beautifully rendered elevation and axonometric drawings.
A running timeline at the head of each chapter contains invaluable information on the progress of North American bridge development. A detailed appendix lists hundreds of other historic U. Author Richard Cleary has written a similar but even larger volume that continues to showcase classic American bridges that are endangered or demolished.
Both books are a great companion piece to the HAER web site listed below. Spanning the post war period after the collapse of the first Tacoma Narrows bridge, author Scott investigates the development of more aerodynamically resistant bridge decks.
Chinese and Japanese suspension bridges - rarely discussed in western bridge books - are especially well covered. Chen and Lian Duan. Despite their hefty cost, these 2 handbooks have a hefty amount of bridge information with more then 1, pages in each book on every aspect of bridge design and construction.
Written for both bridge fans and serious engineers, these two volumes have the perfect balance of structural facts and diagrams without too much of the mathematical formulas that plague other bridge books. The second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook contains virtually all the information an engineer would need to know about any type of bridge—from planning to construction to maintenance with more than 1, tables, charts, and illustrations.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition includes 14 new chapters. The International Handbook has chapters on more then 25 countries that were contributed by more then 25 authors with examples of slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed bridges shown for every country. I must also confess there is an entire 55 page chapter on the World's Highest Bridges that was written by me!
Finally a chapter covers the top longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for all the various bridge types. Originally released in , Judith Dupre's book Bridges went on to become one of the most popular bridge books ever written. In she updated Bridges with a slew of new spans from all corners of the globe with glossy new wide format photos that are now in color. The twentieth-anniversary edition also includes excellent commentary and statistics on every bridge including newcomers like the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Aizhai Bridge, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Millau Viaduct and Zaha Hadid's Danjiang Bridge.
Even though half of it is dedicated to dams, this narrow book is packed with an excellent sampling of bridges both famous and obscure from every region of the U.
The history of each structure is discussed in great detail. Special emphasis is placed on older truss bridges and the importance of preserving them. Also rare is an engrossing final chapter on the most influential bridge designers of all time. Coincidentally, Bennett has also written one of the best books ever on Roller Coasters, a subject I know even better than bridges.
There is much discussion on the age old dilemma of how to create beauty and art within the confines of cost, function and durability.
Railroad bridges and trestles always get short thrift in most books that try to cover the full history of bridges. These three make up the slack as they exclusively trace the history and engineering of North American rail bridges.
The first book by Cook contains hundreds of beautiful black and white photos taken by the author. Chapters cover the early stone viaducts of the s as well as the most famous turn of the century cantilevers at Poughkeepsie and Quebec. Concrete and steel arches, timber trestles and moveable bridges round out the mix. Middleton also concentrates on the most influential railway spans with an emphasis on the great designers of the time including James Eads, William Howe, Albert Fink, Gustav Lindenthal and Ralph Modjeski.
He is the premiere expert on the subject and has contributed dozens of bridge related articles to TRAINS magazine over the last few decades. With so many wonderful bridge web sites out there, it was difficult to narrow down a list to just The goal was to pick out the ones that had a good variety of bridges along with well researched descriptions and extensive photography.
Created by French and German bridge engineer Nicolas Janberg, Structurae is the most extensive online database ever created for works of civil engineering. All manner of bridges, buildings, dams and towers are included from nearly every country on earth.
The massive web site is available in 3 languages.
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One of the best features of the many bridge entries is the ability to link to the designers and engineering firms behind the bridge. Searching for a specific bridge type is easy as there are many categories including Lenticular bridge, Queenpost truss, Pontoon bridge and Stressed Ribbon bridge. Since the website has a close association to many engineering firms, it is often the only place you will find up close construction photos of new bridge structures.
Historic American Engineering Record With more than 3, bridge entries to date, no other web site has so many documents and photos relating to historic American bridges. Original design notes, extensive surveys and hundreds of engineering drawings will make you feel like an archeologist who has just stumbled onto a treasure chest of bridge information.
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Troyano is a perceptive writer and much of the introductory chapter would make a worthwhile essay if read in other contexts. Railroad bridges and trestles always get short thrift in most books that try to cover the full history of bridges. Plate Girder Bridge 9. He carefully scrutinizes bridge design competition winners, citing the misfires as well as praising designs that are innovative and economical.
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