Integral and Semi-Integral Bridges
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell | ISBN: 1405194189 | edition 2009 | PDF | 272 pages | 8,2 mb
Worldwide, integral type bridges are being used in greater numbers in lieu of jointed bridges because of their structural simplicity, first-cost economy, and outstanding durability. In the UK and the US states of Tennessee and Missouri, for example, the construction of most moderate length bridges is based on the integral bridge concept. The state of Washington uses semi-integral bridges almost exclusively, while, depending on subfoundation characteristics, the state of Ohio and others use a mix of these two bridge types.