1st Edition

Handbook of International Bridge Engineering

Edited By Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan Copyright 2014
    1394 Pages 42 Color & 1748 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This comprehensive and up-to-date reference work and resource book covers state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice for bridge engineering worldwide. Countries covered include Canada and the United States in North America; Argentina and Brazil in South America; Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine in the European continent; China, Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand in Asia; and Egypt, Iran, and Turkey in the Middle East.

    The book examines the use of different materials for each region, including stone, timber, concrete, steel, and composite. It examines various bridge types, including slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. A color insert illustrates select landmark bridges. It also presents ten benchmark comparisons for highway composite girder design from different countries;  the highest bridges; the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types including suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical lift, swing, and bascule), floating, stress ribbon, and timber; and bridge construction methods.

    Bridge Engineering in Canada

    Joost Meyboom

    Bridge Engineering in the United States

    M Myint Lwin and John M Kulicki

    Bridge Engineering in Argentina

    Tomás A del Carril

    Bridge Engineering in Brazil

    Augusto Carlos de Vasconcelos, Gilson L Marchesini, and Júlio Timerman

    Bridge Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Boris Koboevic, Bisera Karalic–Hromic, and Damir Zenunovic

    Bridge Engineering in Bulgaria

    Doncho Partov and Dobromir Dinev

    Bridge Engineering in Croatia

    Jure Radić and Goran Puž

    Bridge Engineering in the Czech Republic

    Jiri Strasky

    Bridge Engineering in Denmark

    Niels Jørgen Gimsing

    Bridge Engineering in Finland

    Esko Järvenpää

    Bridge Engineering in France

    Jean-Armand Calgaro

    Bridge Engineering in Greece

    Stamatios Stathopoulos

    Bridge Engineering in Macedonia

    Tihomir Nikolovski and Dragan Ivanov

    Bridge Engineering in Poland

    Jan Biliszczuk, Jan Bien´, Wojciech Barcik, Paweł Hawryszków, and Maciej Hildebrand

    Bridge Engineering in Russia

    Simon A Blank and Vadim A Seliverstov

    Bridge Engineering in Serbia

    Radomir Folić

    Bridge Engineering in the Slovak Republic

    Ivan Baláž

    Bridge Engineering in Turkey

    Cetin Yilmaz, Alp Caner, and Ahmet Turer

    Bridge Engineering in Ukraine

    Mykhailo Korniev

    Bridge Engineering in China

    Quan Qin, Gang Mei, and Gongyi Xu

    Bridge Engineering in Indonesia

    Wiryanto Dewobroto, Lanny Hidayat and Herry Vaza

    Bridge Engineering in Iran

    Shervin Maleki

    Bridge Engineering in Japan

    Masatsugu Nagai, Yoshiaki Okui, Yutaka Kawai,Masaaki Yamamoto, and Kimio Saito

    Bridge Engineering in Chinese Taipei

    Y B Yang, Dyi-Wei Chang, Dzong-Chwang Dzeng, and Ping-Hsun Huang

    Bridge Engineering in Thailand

    Ekasit Limsuwan and Amorn Pimanmas

    Bridge Engineering in Egypt

    Mourad M Bakhoum

    Benchmark Designs of Highway Composite Girder Bridges

    Shouji Toma

    Highest Bridges

    Eric Sakowski

    Longest Bridges and Bridge Spans

    Lian Duan



    Dr. Wai-Fah Chen is a research professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii. He was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii from 1999 to 2007, and a George E. Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and head of the Department of Structural Engineering at Purdue University from 1976 to 1999. He received his BS in civil engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, in 1959, MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, in 1963, and PhD in solid mechanics from Brown University, Rhode Island, in 1966. His interests include constitutive modeling of engineering materials, soil and concrete plasticity, structural connections, and structural stability.

    Dr. Lian Duan is a senior bridge engineer and Structural Steel Committee chair with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), United States. He worked at the North China Power Design Institute from 1975 to 1978 and taught at Taiyuan University of Technology from 1981 to 1985. He received his diploma in civil engineering in 1975, MS in structural engineering in 1981 from Taiyuan University of Technology, and PhD in structural engineering from Purdue University in 1990. Dr. Duan’s research interests cover areas including inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete and steel structures, structural stability, seismic bridge analysis, and design.

    "This is a monumental work that brings to the bridge engineering profession of the world a comprehensive vision of both the history and the current status of the whole field. I do not recall having seen anything like this before. I was asked to review the chapter on the bridges in Japan. That country has many monumental bridges, including the world’s longest bridge. The descriptions in the chapter are very instructive. They describe not only all the bridge types and the construction materials, but they also give details on the legal, and societal aspects of Japanese bridges. Triumphs and failures are discussed. The difficult issue of designing against seimic hazards is well documented. … If what I have seen in the chapter on Japanese bridges is true for all the chapters, then this will be a landmark book for bridge engineers and engineering students and practitioners for many years to come. Knowing the editors, I have no doubt that this will be the case. The book will not only be useful as a fount of knowledge, but it will also be very valuable in the increasingly globalized practice of engineering construction."
    ––Theodore V. Galambos, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    "At first sight this might appear to be yet another ' Coffee Table Book ' I.e. something to be displayed in Reception for those waiting to be seen to browse as an alternative to checking their emails. It is, however, much more than this. It is a work of real technical merit, of considerable practical significance and of substantial interest. Those who come across a copy by accident will note its potential usefulness and inherent interest and will, as a result, seek to acquire a copy themselves. How does it achieve this? By making the wonder, the history and the technology of bridges available through the sometimes discounted but still highly effective means of the printed page. Readers may, therefore choose to focus on a particular country, a certain bridge type, to use as a reference work , to consult in the expectation that at least something relevant will be found and that the text and references will lead on to more detailed material or, simply, as 'technical relaxation' whilst travelling. … The authors have assembled an obviously highly talented team of writers and have drawn from them a work of real substance. It deserves a place on the shelves - and the coffee tables - of bridge engineers and those with an interest in the technology of bridges worldwide."
    ––Professor D A Nethercot , FTSE Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering Imperial College London, UK

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    ––Helle Bank Jorgenson, CEO, B. Accountability and United Nations Special Advisor to Global Compact in Canada