Author: Levitt, Maurice
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Post-tensioned concrete bridges have been in use since the late 1950s. This type of design was thought to bring with it the benefits of structures larger and more slender than had been possible by conventional design up to this time. It was not until the mid 1960s that the first signs of problems in this type of structure first showed up.
Mr B. Bouhon/Mr E. Alexandre
The idea of using steel fibres to reinforce concrete (in particular, industrial concrete floors) was conceived some 30 years ago. Gradually, the idea progressed to applications on a larger scale.
Roger Evans has been Bridgemaster and Engineer for the Humber Bridge ‘one of the technically most perfect suspension bridges in the world’, for the past 7 years. Prior to that he was Deputy Bridgemaster for 12 years, having previously worked for contractors and more latterly as a bridge designer in local government.