Historic Bridges: Evaluation, Preservation, and Management

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-14
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Explore Historic Bridge Design through the Perspective of Modern Engineering Historic Bridges: Evaluation, Preservation, and Management provides both an admiring and a technical account of bridge engineering through an exploration of several remarkable examples. From ancient China to modern-day Minnesota, the book discusses the history and structural evaluation of bridges, as well as their preservation, and restoration. With chapters written by renowned engineers, this unique resource '” Compares the techniques and materials used in building three railroad bridges that traversed the Mississippi at the same site in 1865, 1887, and 1910 Investigates a legendary stone-arch bridge constructed in Ancient China in 606 A.D. Demonstrates how historians and engineers in Milwaukee found an approach to new bridge design that balances modern design standards with aesthetic interpretation Details a collaborative team approach to historic bridge management in Minnesota Considers the design and repair process of rapidly disappearing wrought iron bridges Discusses preservation of stone masonry aqueducts on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal An educational treatise for engineers and historical preservationists, this work includes a wealth of illustrations and scientific tables. Demonstrating historic engineering significance beyond their utilitarian function, the bridges encountered in these pages are true landmarks, as worthy of emulation as they are preservation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Editorp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Mississippi River Railway Crossing at Clinton, Iowap. 9
The Dragon Bridge of Li Chun in Ancient Chinap. 35
Bridging the Gap: Connecting Design and Historic Preservation Goals on Milwaukee County's Historic Parkway Bridgesp. 61
Managing Historic Bridges in Minnesota: The Historian and the Engineer Collaboratep. 77
Structural Deck Evaluation of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridgep. 101
Extant Lenticular Iron Truss Bridges from the Berlin Iron Bridge Companyp. 125
Wind and Truss Bridges: Overview of Researchp. 145
Mechanical Properties of Wrought Iron from Penns Creek Bridge (1886)p. 167
Preservation, Rehabilitation and Restoration
The Preservation of Historic Bridgesp. 185
Preservation of Historic Iron Bridges: Adaptive Use Bridge Project, University of Massachusetts-Amherstp. 205
Preservation of Stone Masonry Aqueducts on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canalp. 219
Rehabilitation of Two Historic Timber Covered Bridges in Massachusettsp. 243
The Historic Rehabilitation of the Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessep. 261
Reinventing Squire Whipple's Bridgep. 279
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