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Sutherland History lecture - Lessons from history - the steel box girder story

For many engineers, the steel box girder story starts with disaster. The memories of the tragic events of 1970 and 1971 are still raw for some, and the implications have been far reaching. But the story is also one of bold innovation, lessons learnt and ultimate success. This paper explores the short history of the steel box girder and reflects on how it has shaped the evolution of the popular modern bridge structures we see today.

Ian Firth, BSc, MSc, DIC, CEng, FIStructE, FICE, FConsE
Flint and Neill Ltd