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Bridges: Potentialities and Perspectives

Bridges: Potentialities and Perspectives

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Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag, ISBN: 9783955535636, Authors: Thorsten Helbig, Michael Kleiser, Ludolf Krontal, Format: Hardcover, 144pp, 230mm x 297mm

This publication will qualify readers to make complex evaluations of bridges, inspiring them to think about bridges and bridge construction in new ways. Featuring essays on the history of bridges, this title also outlines the special features of materials, describes design approaches, highlights different construction types and methods, suggests possibilities for repair and restoration, and offers ideas for planning tomorrow's infrastructure.Bridges almost always document what was technically feasible when they were built: as a result, they automatically testify to the mobility and materiality of that time.
How have traffic and bridge construction developed since? Where is there further potential? Examples of impressive projects demonstrate how they can successfully encompass a range of aspects, including technology and architecture, science, knowledge and innovative solutions. Other topics include the development of bridge construction (yesterday, today and tomorrow), fascinating technology, mobility of the future and its influence on bridge construction.