Timber Bridges / Edition 1

Timber Bridges / Edition 1

by Christopher J. Mettem
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415577969

ISBN-13: 9780415577960

Pub. Date: 06/14/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Bridges built in timber are enjoying a significant revival, both for pedestrian and light traffic and increasingly for heavier loadings and longer spans. Timber's high strength-to-weight ratio, combined with the ease and speed of construction inherent in the off-site prefabrication methods used, make a timber bridge a suitable option in many different

Overview

Bridges built in timber are enjoying a significant revival, both for pedestrian and light traffic and increasingly for heavier loadings and longer spans. Timber's high strength-to-weight ratio, combined with the ease and speed of construction inherent in the off-site prefabrication methods used, make a timber bridge a suitable option in many different scenarios.

This handbook gives technical guidance on forms, materials, structural design and construction techniques suitable for both small and large timber bridges. Eurocode 5 Part Two (BS EN 1995-2) for the first time provides an international standard for the construction of timber bridges, removing a potential obstacle for engineers where timber construction for bridges has not – in recent centuries at least – been usual.

Clearly illustrated throughout, this guide explains how to make use of this oldest construction material in a modern context to create sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, practical and durable bridges. Worldwide examples include Tourand Creek Bridge, Canada; Toijala, Finland; Punt la Resgia, Switzerland; Pont de Crest, France; Almorere Pylon Bridge, the Netherlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415577960
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Benefits of Timber Bridges 2. The Evolutionary Development of the Timber Bridge 3. Durability and Protection by Design 4. Materials 5. Concept Design 6. Decks and Parapets 7. Structural Design 8. Conservation, Maintenance and Repair 9. General Case Studies and Final Recommendations

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