The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 86 (2008) > Issues > Issue 18 > Modern timber bridges - an international perspective
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Modern timber bridges - an international perspective

Timber bridges can have many advantages. A high strength to weight ratio enables relatively lightweight structures to be built, minimising the loads on any new or existing foundations and maximising the potential for off-site fabrication of large components or even entire bridges. Timber is also our only renewable construction material and can also offer a structure in complete sympathy with the natural surroundings.

Andrew Lawrence MA (Cantab), PGCDMM, CEng, MICE, MIStructE