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 ...
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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 ...
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.
Effect of environmental conditions on selection of foundation types for bridges over water such as ship collision, floating ice, earthquakes are discussed.
Towers of bridges are vertical concrete or steel structures extended above bridge decks. Functions and conceptual design of bridge towers are discussed.
Bridge bearings are structural equipment or devices installed between bridge substructure and superstructure. Types of bridge bearings are discussed.
There are different types of movable bridges used for the passage of vessels and ships underway. Advantages and disadvantage of these bridges are discussed.
Movable bridges are designed and constructed to change its position and shapes to permit passage of vessels and boats in waterway. Types of movable bridges and their details are discussed.