Indigenous and Signature Cable-Stayed Bridges – Attitudes Towards Improvement of Infrastructure
|Conference:||IABSE Symposium: Improving Infrastructure Worldwide, Weimar, Germany, 19-21 September 2007|
|Published in:||Improving Infrastructure Worldwide|
|Total no. of pages:||11|
Designing a bridge so that the local context is taken into consideration allows for indigenous construction, i.e. employing local methods, materials and labour. Several cable-stayed bridges are described to exemplify that design based on local context may lead to a large variety of structural solutions. Following such principles the present trend towards signature bridges frequently requested by clients can be used to improve our infrastructure with elegant and economic bridges.
(This paper is an extended version of article presented at the cenem conference at the Bengal University of Science and Technology in Kolkata, India in January 2007.)
structural design cable-stayed bridges conceptual design context signature structures