Mr C.C. Banks (M) (Maunsell Ltd)
The design and detailing of the joints is one of the most difficult problems in the design of small and medium-sized bridge decks, which make up the bulk of a bridge designer’s workload. Therefore, the author is to be thanked for addressing this topic in such a comprehensive way, with so many excellent illustrations. However, all design is a matter of choices: choosing which of the conflicting design criteria to emphasise
in each individual case (e.g. buildability, maintainability, aesthetics, cost).