History of the Modern Suspension Bridge: Solving the Dilemma Between Stiffness and Economy

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When he was thinking about how to build a bridge across the River Tweed, Sir Samuel Brown stopped while observing a spider's web. Right at this time he discovered the suspension bridge. --Charles Bender, 1868. The English translation of Tadaki Kawada's landmark book traces the modern suspension bridge from its earliest appearance in Western civilization only 200 years ago to the enormous Akashi Kaikyo and Storebaelt bridges completed at the end of the twentieth century. This book examines the conflicts, the bridge ...

History of the Modern Suspension Bridge: Solving the Dilemma Between Stiffness and Economy 2010, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston

ISBN-13: 9780784410189

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