Past and Future in the Design and Construction of Concrete Bridges

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Title: Past and Future in the Design and Construction of Concrete Bridges

Author(s): Leonidas T. DeLyannis

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 23

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1-6

Keywords: architecture; bridges (structures); building codes; history; precast concrete; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; standards; structural design; ultimate strength method (structural); working stress method (structural)

Date: 1/1/1969

Abstract:
The use of bridges dates from antiquity when man built rude bridges in imitation of nature, but bridge design as a science did not begin to emerge until the 17th Century. Bridge design has progressed with the development of materials, and today reinforced concrete and steel are the prime materials in bridge construction.