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Buiding bridges

History, Technology, Construction

Medium: book
Language(s): English
Publisher: Beton-Verlag
Published in: Düsseldorf, Germany
Year: 1984
ISBN-10: 3764001763
Cover: hardcover


  • From the very beginning ther was the bridge
  • Mastery of timber - The end of an age
  • Stone, a more durable material
  • A new start in steel
  • Steel cable replaces the hemp rope
  • The great leap
  • Concrete replaces stone
  • Reinforced concrete
  • The arch conquers large spans
  • The steel cable is discovered for concrete
  • The age of prestressed concrete begins
  • Freedom of form
  • Cantilever construction in concrete becomes reality
  • Travelling formwork takes over the market
  • The entire bridge is launched
  • Travelling formwork negociate large spans
  • Where are prestressed concrete\'s limits ?
  • Lightweight concrete enters the discussion
  • The last decade in retrospect
  • Bridges of tomorrow
  • The future is already here
  • Bibliography

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