Bridge Engineering: A Global Perspective
A comprehensive review of how we create and maintain bridges - one of the most vital yet vulnerable parts of our infrastructure - and how we got where we are today, this title provides an authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering world-wide, from local community footbridges to vast multi-modal crossings between nations.
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BRIDGES AND THEIR HISTORICAL EVOLUTION
BRIDGES AND THEIR MATERIALS
beginning of the twentieth century
BRIDGES THEIR RESISTANT STRUCTURES
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