Notable Unbuilt Bridges

by William Zuk, Univ of Virginia, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)


In the examples of unbuilt bridges discussed, many different ideas and concepts have been proposed. Most appear to be basically sound in nature, although rather innovative and daring. Those that take a quantum leap in concept or span would need further research with regard to materials and behavior. Some could be built with existing technology, although at a premium cost. Some would project a whole new and exciting vision of bridge esthetics. Generally, these structures were not constructed because they were either too innovative or too expensive or both.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Bridges | Material properties | Aesthetics | Innovation | Project management | Piers | Europe | United States

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