This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide to the conservation of older bridges, commissioned by the UK Highways Agency. It provides essential guidance and recommendations for bridge conservation, repair and maintenance strategies, and proposes a new approach to best practice for bridge conservation. Conservation of Bridges covers all types of highway, foot, railway, river and canal bridges built before 1960. It illustrates what has, and can continue to be achieved in the pursuit of excellence in this field, and is essential reading for all bridge engineers and owners.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION. CHAPTER 2. LEGISLATION. CHAPTER 3. ATTITUDES TO CONSERVATION. CHAPTER 4. EVOLUTION OF STRUCTURAL FORM. CHAPTER 5. ANCILLARIES. CHAPTER 6. PARAPETS. CHAPTER 7. MASONRY BRIDGES. CHAPTER 8. TIMBER. CHAPTER 9. IRON AND STEEL. CHAPTER 10. SUSPENDED BRIDGES. CHAPTER 11. MOVABLE BRIDGES. CHAPTER 12. CONCRETE. CHAPTER 13. THE ARCHITECTURE OF BRIDGES. CHAPTER 14. ARCHAEOLOGY. APPENDIX. HIGHWAYS AGENCY BRIDGES CONSTRUCTED UP TO 1915.