Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges / Edition 2

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Overview

An updated classic on designing both functional and visually stunning bridges.

This highly visual guide to understanding and using aesthetics in the design of bridges is now available in a second edition. You'll find updated bridge examples, improved photographs, and more technical depth for serious engineering study. New case studies of bridges currently underway provide real-world coverage, with an emphasis on the relationship between design problems, planning, and solutions, along with structural and cost challenges. Featuring a larger page size to better highlight the detailed illustrations and photos, this edition's entirely new coverage includes:

  • Discussion on the "whys" behind various recommendations.
  • New material on moveable bridges.
  • Ways to respond to the structural and cost challenges involved in construction.
  • Integration of Context-Sensitive Design/Context-Sensitive Solutions (CSD/CSS) into the design process.
  • Twelve new case studies of bridges, with an emphasis on the relationship between design problems and planning their solutions.
  • Information on the contribution of bridge aesthetics to environmental impact studies.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…is a must-have for bridge designers and for anyone who aspires to be one." (Civil Engineering; January 2005)

"It's well written, opinionated and, above all, useful." (Bridge Design & Engineering ; 4th Quarter 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471267737
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,019,102
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

FREDERICK GOTTEMOELLER, PE, RA, is a world-recognized expert and consultant on the aesthetics of bridge design, having been an advisor on the design of such notable bridges as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, D.C., and the Clearwater Memorial Causeway in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Gottemoeller is an engineer and architect, and was a former deputy state highway administrator for the state of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition.

Foreword to the Section Edition.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter One. Introduction.

Chapter Two. Understanding the Basics.

Chapter Three. Designing a Bridge: Practical Procedures.

Chapter Four. A Design Language: Guidelines for the First Five Determinants of Appearance.

Chapter Five. A Design Language: Guidelines for the Second Five Determinants of Appearance.

Chapter Six. Putting it all Together: Typical Bridges.

Chapter Seven. Making it Happen: Related Considerations.

Conclusion. The Engineer as Structural Artist.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

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