Miscellaneous publications

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This publication reviews the historical development from arches to the development of prestressed concrete bridges. Superstructure cross-sections and construction methods are outlined including the classification of cross-section, the relationships between crosssection, span, and construction method, the trends and achievements in construction methods for long span bridges, beam bridges (span-by-span and cantilever methods) and some aspects of cable-stayed bridges.

Published: 2017
Pages: 61

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This publication, produced by CBDG mainly for the benefit of students and young engineers, provides a comprehensive and fully illustrated Guide to concrete bridges. It describes the main bridge types and their typical bridge cross sections. It also examines aspects of design, material selection, use of pre and post tensioned construction, their history, durability, planning, inspection and maintenance, and health and safety issues.

Published: 2006
Pages: 32

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Long Term Monitoring of Moisture in Concrete Structures

This report produced by the University of Luton aimed to provide a guide to developing a reliable cost-effective method for the long term monitoring of moisture in concrete structures. It covers the background and provides sources of information to this matter, and the currently available techniques used for moisture measurement. It also examines current and future research needs.

Published: 2000
Pages: 25

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Whole Life Costing

This publication gives a collection of papers reproduced from a 1994 seminar: Whole Life Costing - Concrete Bridges. The papers contained in this volume are the output of a CBDG Working Party and provide invaluable information about the background to the test discount rate, road user delay costs. The papers are split into four headings: Financial implications, Management of concrete bridges, Techniques and materials and Sensitive studies.

Published: 1995
Pages: 111

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Updating Highways Agency Codes, Advice and Standards relating to Bridge Testing

This report also the output of a CBDG Task Group that was commissioned by the Highways Agency to review their advice and standards in relation to testing the durability of concrete bridges. The main report discusses the most important findings, and summarises the recommendations. The Appendix contains background information in relation to updating the HA codes and Standards in Relation to testing.

Published: 1998
Pages: 31

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A Century of Concrete Bridges

This short brochure show cases the best examples of concrete bridges in the 20th century and aims to promote the excellence in the design, construction and management of concrete bridges. The objectives of this brochure are to celebrate 100 years of concrete bridges and to demonstrate the variety of design and ranges of aesthetic beauty available to the discerning client and designer when concrete has been used as the prime construction material. There are 27 examples covering road, rail and river bridges and foot bridges.

Published: 2002
Pages: 6

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Concrete Bridges - The benefits of concrete in bridge design and construction

Bridge design and construction is a challenging and exciting field, calling for creativity and ingenuity to deliver beautiful, robust and durable structures that will stand the test of time. This guide explores the reasons why concrete is the material of choice for bridge construction. It is aimed at all members of the bridge design team from client designers and constructors.

Published: 2008
Pages: 15

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Concise Eurocode 2 for Bridges

The aim of this publication is to distil from all relevant parts of BS EN 1992 and the UK National Annexes material that will be commonly used in the design of normal bridge structures. PD 6687, Part 2, the UK non-contradictory, complementary information for concrete bridge design also gives useful guidance, and material from this document is included where appropriate. This publication is based on the layout and style of Concise Eurocode 2 and will stand in its own right to meet the specific requirements of the concrete bridge designer.

Published: 2009
Pages: 128

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Concrete Footbridges

This publication is intended to be used by all members of the design and construction team in the initial stages of a footbridge project. It includes details on the main stages of footbridge design and uses case study examples to illustrate these points. This publication is intended to be read in conjunction with Footbridges pages on this website which features many more case study examples to aid specification and design.

Published: 2012
Pages: 8

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