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The Safety of Bridges

This paper outlines the ways in which bridge designers seck to ensure that their bridges are at once adequately safe and economical, and tries to contribute to this process. It also endeavours to determine the degree of safety actually achieved by analysing the numbers of bridges that have collapsed since the industrial revolution. Sir Alfred Pugsley

Author(s): Pugsley, Sir Alfred

Keywords: bridges;safety;design;suspension bridges;history;loads;failures;statistics