The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 65 (1987) > Issues > Issue 11 > Bridge Rules OK! Road, Rail and Ro-Ro Bridges BS5400
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Bridge Rules OK! Road, Rail and Ro-Ro Bridges BS5400

As published between 1978 and 1983, BS 5400 provides a complete Code for the design and construction of bridges in the main structural materials, steel and concrete. Previously, there was no British Code covering different bridge types and materials comprehensively. BS 153, fnst published in 1923, covered rail and highway loading, together with the design of steel bridges. In concrete, there was no Code, and designers commonly used CP 114 as written for buildings. Authorities such as the Department of Transport and British Railways issued their own particular requirements. A.C.G. Hayward and S.J. Matthews