Author: Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
28 February 2014
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Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
The Structural Engineer, Volume 92, Issue 3, 2014, Page(s) 5
A new series from the Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG). This article demonstrates the benefits of using concrete.
This article examines the selection process for the most suitable type of concrete bridge. The general parameters of the scheme such as typical spans, overall deck area, clearance requirements, alignment and the overall aesthetic will start to suggest which type of bridge deck and construction methods might be appropriate.
The final article in this series examines the long-term management of concrete bridges. The inspection and assessment of a bridge over its entire life, the maintenance requirements and possible strengthening to upgrade the bridge to a new load configuration or revised layout are discussed.