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Referenced by National Highways CG 304. Out of print. Available at a price from Amazon or second hand book suppliers.
This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the conservation of older bridges, particularly in the UK. Guidance and recommendations for bridge conservation, repair and maintenance strategies (including widening and strengthening) and a new approach to best practice for bridge conservation are provided. All types of highway, railway, river, canal and pedestrian bridges built before 1960 are covered in chapters on legislation, attitudes to conservation, evolution of structural form, ancillary structures, parapets, masonry bridges, timber bridges, iron/steel bridges, suspended bridges, movable bridges, concrete bridges, bridge architecture, and archaeology/reconstruction of altered historic bridges. International case studies and full colour photographs illustrate what can be achieved in the pursuit of excellence. This book is intended for engineers, architects and other professional groups responsible for bridge maintenance.