Bridge Aesthetics and Structural Honesty

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    Abstract

    In bridges the overall form must be chosen with due respect to the transmission of forces if efficient structures shall be created, The design must therefore be governed by experienced structural engineers - in some cases assisted by aesthetic advisers on specific issues. Some basic requirements decisive for choosing the form of trusses, arches and cable-stayed bridges are outlined, and several examples show bridges designed without giving priority to the structural aspects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStructures for the Future - The Search for Quality
    Place of PublicationZürich
    PublisherIABSE
    Publication date1999
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    EventStructures for the Future - the search for quality - Rio de Janeiro
    Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceStructures for the Future - the search for quality
    CityRio de Janeiro
    Period01/01/1999 → …

    Cite this

    Gimsing, N. J. (1999). Bridge Aesthetics and Structural Honesty. In Structures for the Future - The Search for Quality IABSE.