Bridge Aesthetics Around the World

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Transportation Research Board, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 276 pages
This publication presents the perspectives and insights of the world's present-day authorities on bridge aesthetics and design. Bridge engineers and architects representing 16 nations examine and highlight the aesthetic appearance of existing bridges with the goal of improving tomorrow's bridge design. Supplementing the individual papers is a comprehensive bibliography on bridge aesthetics, containing annotated references to more than 250 books, papers, and articles. There are 245 black-and-white photographs and numerous line drawings plus 24 pages of color plates. Author biographical information is provided and an index of bridges and locations is included. Individual entries into the TRIS data base have been made for the 22 papers and the bibliography.
 

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Contents

Aesthetic Evaluation of Bridges
1
Aesthetics and Concrete Segmental Bridges
18
Developing Guidelines for Aesthetic Design
32
Aesthetics for Short and MediumSpan Bridges
58
Providing for Aesthetic Quality in Bridge Design
80
The Three Mentalities of Successful Bridge Design
89
Architecture in Bridge Design
105
Historical Transition of Suspension Bridge Tower Forms in Japan
122
Pedestrian Bridges in the City
137
Visual Aspects of Short and MediumSpan Bridges
155
Aesthetics in Bridge Design
177
Should We Do More About Aesthetics?
197
Creating a Beautiful Bridge
215
An Australian View
230
Author Biographical Information
264
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