Aesthetic Issues in Timber Bridges

by Frederick M. Law, (F.ASCE), Univ of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The vocabulary of visual design and several generally accepted major principles of visual design are reviewed in order to provide a 'context' for case studies of award-winning timber bridges. In addition, to better clarify these principles they are specifically applied to 'generic' examples of present-day timber bridge designs.

Subject Headings: Wood bridges | Bridge design | Building design | Structural design | Wood and wood products | Case studies | Aesthetics

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