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The Resource Bridges : their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery, George C. Lee and Ernest Sternberg ; illustrated by David C. Pierro

Bridges : their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery, George C. Lee and Ernest Sternberg ; illustrated by David C. Pierro

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Bridges : their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery
Title
Bridges
Title remainder
their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery
Statement of responsibility
George C. Lee and Ernest Sternberg ; illustrated by David C. Pierro
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether you are a student considering a career in civil engineering and transportation planning, a public official interested in the future of infrastructure, or a person who simply cares about bridges, this book offers an accessible and illustrated introduction to the most beloved feature of our built environment. Learn about engineering basics: the forces that bridges must resist to stay aloft and the principles by which engineers decide which types of bridges make sense at which sites. Find out how engineers protect bridges from their greatest threats--the earthquakes, floods, and other hazards that can cause catastrophic damage. Moving from engineering to planning, learn how we decide whether a bridge is worth building in the first place, learn about controversial features of cost-benefit analysis, and about the transportation models by which planners forecast bridge effects on traffic patterns. Investigate a sometimes intractable problem: why a project often creeps along for a decade or more to get from initial studies to the day the ribbon is cut, undergoing vast cost escalations. Also explore the environmental impact of bridges, and the meaning of a "sustainable bridge," and whether bridges could once again be built, like ancient Roman ones, to last a thousand years.--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lee, George C
Dewey number
624.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sternberg, Ernest
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bridges
  • Bridges
Label
Bridges : their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery, George C. Lee and Ernest Sternberg ; illustrated by David C. Pierro
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113390364
  • 31223113390356
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Deciding about bridges. Crossing the bridge before we get there -- Counting our bridges -- Bridge engineering. Understanding stresses and strains -- Bridge types and sites -- Making strong bridges : dealing with uncertainty -- Resisting extreme events -- Bridge planning. Is it worth it? : costs, benefits, and tough decisions -- Traffic across the bridge -- The bridge in the environment -- Delivering the bridge -- Conclusion. A bridge across a millennium
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 166 pages
Isbn
9781438455259
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 979890455
  • (OCoLC)878667498
Label
Bridges : their engineering and planning, including engineering basics, structures that keep them up, hazards that threaten them, uses in transportation, roles as Amerian infrastructure, costs and evaluation, environmental effects and sustainability, and challenges of on-time delivery, George C. Lee and Ernest Sternberg ; illustrated by David C. Pierro
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113390364
  • 31223113390356
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Deciding about bridges. Crossing the bridge before we get there -- Counting our bridges -- Bridge engineering. Understanding stresses and strains -- Bridge types and sites -- Making strong bridges : dealing with uncertainty -- Resisting extreme events -- Bridge planning. Is it worth it? : costs, benefits, and tough decisions -- Traffic across the bridge -- The bridge in the environment -- Delivering the bridge -- Conclusion. A bridge across a millennium
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 166 pages
Isbn
9781438455259
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 979890455
  • (OCoLC)878667498

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