The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 77 (1999) > Issues > Issue 14 > Correspondence on Deckslab Continuity for Composite Bridges by Dr. A. Kumar
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Correspondence on Deckslab Continuity for Composite Bridges by Dr. A. Kumar

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).