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Select the area of the bridge that you want details about.
If you are starting a design then select the 'Deck'
and read the section on 'Preliminary Design'.
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Bridge Design Notes available in .pdf format
A pdf document of the Design Notes section contained on this website. The document contains notes regarding the Choice of Abutment,
Choice of Bearings,
Reinforced Concrete Decks,
Prestressed Concrete Decks,
Steel Box Girders,
Steel Truss Decks,
Cable Stayed Decks,
Choice of Foundations,
Choice of Deck Joints,
Choice of Parapet,
Choice of Pier and
Choice of Wing Wall. The list of design standards for each section is also included.
Price: £15.00 GBP