Author: Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
1 April 2014
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Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
A new series from the Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG). This article demonstrates the benefits of using concrete.
The various high performance concretes that might be used for concrete bridges, to make them either quicker and easier to build, or more economic are discussed. The advantages of high strength, lightweight, fibre reinforced and self-compacting concretes are described, together with the use of new materials that can replace steel for both reinforcement and prestressing.
The penultimate article in this series examines the special types of concrete bridge. Concrete cable-stayed, extradosed and stressed ribbon bridges are all described here, together with the special features of concrete footbridges and railway bridges.