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Grade Separation and Interchanges

Grade separation is a method developed to avoid the disruption of traffic flow at intersections. Grade separation is adopted at junctions where two or more surface transport axes cross with each other. Different types of grade separation structures, advantages and disadvantages ...

Integral Bridges – Types, Advantages and Limitations

What is an Integral bridge? Integral bridges are constructed without any joints between spans or between span and abutments. The superstructure along with abutments acts as single structural element. Types of Integral Bridges Integrals bridges are classified into four types based on abutments ...

12 Types of Loads Considered for Design of Bridge Structures

Various types of loads are considered for design of bridge structures. These loads and their combinations decides the safety of the bridge construction during its use under all circumstances. The design loads should be considered properly for perfect design of ...

Aesthetic Guidelines for Bridge Structures

If bridge structure has aesthetically pleasant appearance, it will contribute the improvement of city and landscape appearances. However, there are cases in which bridge structures deteriorates landscape due to its ugly appearances.That is why this article will shed light on ...

Common Causes of Failure of Bridge Structures

Different modes of failures of bridge structures under different stages of load either man-made or natural cause, is necessary to develop strong and highly sustainable structures. Cause of Failure of Bridge Structures Bridges are vast and heavy structures whose design is complicated ...

Materials Used for Bridge Construction

Materials Used in Bridge Construction Stones, Timber, Concrete and Steel are the traditional materials that are used to carry out bridge construction. During the initial period, timber and stones were used in the construction, as they are directly obtained from nature ...

How to Prevent Corrosion of Suspension Bridge Cables?

Corrosion of the cables of suspension bridges is one of the factor causing deterioration of the bridge structure. The causes and prevention of corrosion of suspension bridge cables is discussed.Main cables in suspension bridge structure are used to carry bridge ...

Effect of Environmental Factors on Foundations for Bridges

The effect of environmental conditions on the selection of foundation types for bridges over water is discussed. The design of foundation for bridges over water is a challenging and tedious task and the designer would encounter extreme problems.The most crucial ...