Author: Duncan, G
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The design and construction of a number of short span road bridges which were built to replace older structures in an urban area are described. G.T. Williams
President's Diary The President and Mrs. Creasy will continue their round of visits to UK Branches and Sections and greatly look forward in the coming weeks to meeting members, their ladies and guests at the annual social functions. On Friday 5 April Mr. and Mrs. Creasy will be attending the annual dinner and dance of the Wales Branch in Swansea; on Friday 19 April they will be in Norwich for the annual dinner and dance of the East Anglia Section and on Friday 26 April the President and Mrs. Creasy will join members of the Southern Counties Branch at their annual dinner and dance at Lyndhurst. The President will be representing the Institution at the annual dinners in London of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects on 23 April, and of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 25 April; also at a luncheon of the British Precast Concrete Federation on 30 April.
The 15 m to 45 m (50 ft to 148 ft) span range is representative of the majority of bridges encountered in motorway, principal and trunk road schemes. The difference between an expensive and an economical bridge originates from a few very simple decisions at the design stage. The purpose of the paper, therefore, is to offer a few suggestions at a practical level the adoption of which should generally lead to economic solutions for the more regular bridge situations. M.V. Woolley