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Understanding Bridge Collapses


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Table of Contents

Dee Bridge (1847); Ashtabula Bridge (1876); Tay Bridge (1879); Quebec Bridge (1907); Hasselt Bridge (1938); Sandoe Bridge (1939); Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940); Peace River Bridge (1957); Second Narrows Bridge (1958); Kings Bridge (1962); Point Pleasant Bridge (1967); Fourth Danube Bridge (1969); Britannia Bridge (1970); Cleddau Bridge (1970); West Gate Bridge (1970); Rhine Bridge (1971); Zeulenroda Bridge (1973); Reichsbrucke (1976); Almoe Bridge (1980); Sgt. Aubrey Cosens V.C. Memorial Bridge (2003).

About the Author

Bjorn A...kesson is a former lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Currently he is a consulting engineer and the author of several books focusing on the design and analysis of steel structures, especially bridges. He also published Plate Buckling in Bridges and Other Structures, a comprehensive account of local buckling in bridges (Taylor & Francis, 2007).


'This is truly a magnificent book. (!) I found reading this book to be a joy, and in fact I don't recall ever having enjoyed reading a bridge engineering book more than this one. (!) it's mandatory reading for all practicing bridge engineers. (!) My only lament is that the book isn't five times longer!' -- Irfan A. Alvi Towson, MD USA

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