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By George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg

A multidisciplinary and available advent to humanity’s favourite constitution: the bridge.

Whether you're a scholar contemplating a profession in civil engineering and transportation making plans, a public legitimate attracted to the way forward for infrastructure, or an individual who easily cares approximately bridges, this booklet bargains an obtainable and illustrated advent to the main cherished function of our outfitted atmosphere. find out about engineering fundamentals: the forces that bridges needs to face up to to stick aloft and the foundations wherein engineers come to a decision which sorts of bridges make feel at which websites. learn how engineers defend bridges from their maximum threats—the earthquakes, floods, and different dangers which could reason catastrophic damage.

Moving from engineering to making plans, find out how we choose no matter if a bridge is worthy development within the first position, know about debatable beneficial properties of cost-benefit research, and in regards to the transportation versions during which planners forecast bridge results on site visitors styles. examine a occasionally intractable challenge: why a undertaking usually creeps alongside for a decade or extra to get from preliminary stories to the day the ribbon is lower, present process titanic rate escalations. additionally discover the environmental impression of bridges, and the which means of a “sustainable bridge,” and no matter if bridges may perhaps once more be outfitted, like historical Roman ones, to final 1000 years.

“Authoritative, finished, and enjoyable to learn, this e-book is for everybody attracted to bridges, from the lay reader to the techie who loves to see how issues paintings. It will also function a good better half to starting layout scholars in structure and engineering, and it's going to be at the shelf of civil engineers, architects, and contractors, too.” — Robert E. Paaswell, urban collage of recent York

“This paintings can help proficient yet nonspecialist selection makers to understand the complexity of bridge layout, building, and upkeep in making judgements that impression bridges.” — Niraj Verma, Virginia Commonwealth University

George C. Lee is SUNY wonderful Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering on the college at Buffalo, nation collage of recent York. His books contain Structural Damping: purposes in Seismic reaction Modification (coauthored with Zach Liang, Gary F. Dargush, and Jianwei Song).

Ernest Sternberg is Professor of city and neighborhood making plans on the collage at Buffalo, kingdom college of recent York. he's the writer of Photonic expertise and business coverage: U.S. Responses to Technological Change, additionally released via SUNY Press, and The economic climate of Icons: How enterprise Manufactures Meaning.

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