Innovation in Bridge Design and Construction: Composite Box Girder Bridge
This paper illustrates how a traditional type of structure can be revisited in order to conform to the rules of environmental design. The outcome of such an approach is not only ecological but also less expensive and quicker to build than traditional structures. If we also take into account that the sustainable bridge which will be discussed is not a mere theoretical case-study, but has already been built and has the world span record in its category, we can truthfully state that a goal in life cycle design engineering has been probably achieved.
KeywordsBottom Flange Bottom Slab External Tendon Composite Continuous Beam External Prestressing
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