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.HISTORICAL ORIGINS In order to understand the role of the bridge and its architectural characteristics, it might be best to refer briefly to the historical origins and development of the bridge. Certainly pre-Roman bridge construction had aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bridge Aesthetics Around the World|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 1991-01-01|