Bridges: Their Engineering and Planning by George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg

By George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg

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

Whether you're a scholar contemplating a occupation in civil engineering and transportation making plans, a public reputable attracted to the way forward for infrastructure, or anyone who easily cares approximately bridges, this ebook deals an available and illustrated creation to the main loved function of our equipped atmosphere. know about engineering fundamentals: the forces that bridges needs to withstand to stick aloft and the foundations wherein engineers come to a decision which varieties of bridges make feel at which websites. learn the way engineers defend bridges from their maximum threats—the earthquakes, floods, and different risks which may reason catastrophic damage.

Moving from engineering to making plans, learn the way we elect no matter if a bridge is worthy development within the first position, find out about arguable beneficial properties of cost-benefit research, and in regards to the transportation versions through which planners forecast bridge results on site visitors styles. examine a occasionally intractable challenge: why a venture frequently creeps alongside for a decade or extra to get from preliminary experiences to the day the ribbon is lower, present process big fee escalations. additionally discover the environmental impression of bridges, and the that means of a “sustainable bridge,” and no matter if bridges may possibly once more be equipped, like historic Roman ones, to final one thousand years.

“Authoritative, accomplished, and enjoyable to learn, this booklet is for everybody drawn to bridges, from the lay reader to the techie who loves to see how issues paintings. It will also function a very good significant other to starting layout scholars in structure and engineering, and it may be at the shelf of civil engineers, architects, and contractors, too.” — Robert E. Paaswell, urban university of latest York

“This paintings can assist informed yet nonspecialist determination makers to understand the complexity of bridge layout, building, and upkeep in making judgements that influence bridges.” — Niraj Verma, Virginia Commonwealth University

George C. Lee is SUNY special Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering on the college at Buffalo, nation college of latest 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, country college of recent York. he's the writer of Photonic know-how and commercial coverage: U.S. Responses to Technological Change, additionally released through SUNY Press, and The economic system of Icons: How enterprise Manufactures Meaning.

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