Concrete Bridge Designer’s Manual


Concrete Bridge Designer’s Manual

This book has grown from the ned for a series of design guides for use in a

bridge design office. Its purpose is to help an engineer coping with the day to
day tasks of design, and to bring together in one volume some of the
information he needs to have close to hand.
Ideas have been collected from a wide range of sources and the author
acknowledges the contribution of numerous colleagues, particularly those at
E.W.H.Gifford and Partners 
A number of commercial organizations have generously made illustrations

and data available for inclusion in this manual
Ernest Pennells first became involved in bridge design during the reconstruction
of numerous small railway overbridges to accommodate overhead
electrification of the London-Liverpool railway line.
His initial training with Contractors, and subsequent experience with Local
Authorities as well as Consulting Engineers, covered a diversity of types of
work: highways, buildings, heavy industrial construction and water-retaining
structures. But bridges became the dominant factor in the development of his

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