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bridge engineering handbook fundamentals second edition pdf

• Construction and Maintenance has 19 chapters and focuses on the practical issues of bridge
structures. Nine new chapters are Steel Bridge Fabrication, Cable-Supported Bridge Construction,
Accelerated Bridge Construction, Bridge Management Using Pontis and Improved Concepts, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Health Monitoring, Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Bridge Elements, Life-Cycle Performance Analysis and Optimization, and Bridge Construction Methods. The Strengthening and Rehabilitation chapter is completely rewritten as two chapters: Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Superstructures, and Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks. The Maintenance Inspection and Rating chapter is completely rewritten as three chapters: Bridge Inspection, Steel Bridge Evaluation and Rating, and Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Rating.

• The section on Worldwide Practice in the original edition has been deleted, including the chapters
on Design Practice in China, Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States. An international team
of bridge experts from 26 countries and areas in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South
America, has joined forces to produce the Handbook of International Bridge Engineering, Second
Edition, the first comprehensive, and up-to-date resource book covering the state-of-the-practice
in bridge engineering around the world.

Each of the 26 country chapters presents that country’s historical sketch; design specifications; and various types of bridges including girder, truss, arch, cable-stayed, suspension, and so on, in various types of materials—stone, timber, concrete, steel, advanced composite, and of varying purposes—highway, railway, and pedestrian. Ten benchmark highway composite girder designs, the highest bridges, the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types are presented. More than 1650 beautiful bridge photos are provided to illustrate great achievements of engineering professions.

The 146 bridge experts contributing to these books have written chapters to cover the latest bridge
engineering practices, as well as research and development from North America, Europe, and Pacific
Rim countries. More than 80% of the contributors are practicing bridge engineers. In general, the
handbook is aimed toward the needs of practicing engineers, but materials may be re-organized to
accommodate several bridge courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.