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The influences on the interplay of technical progress, imagination and functional variety in footbridges are different from those affecting large-scale bridges. This fact has resulted in an inexhaustible variety of distinctive designs, as is illustrated by the selection of around 90 European footbridges shown in this book. The spotlight falls on the expertise of the engineer in essays that clearly explain the technical aspects and the aesthetic potential of different structural designs. For those whose curiosity is aroused by the insights given into this type of bridge building, a compilation of 120 more footbridges, listed by location, provides a starting point for further investigation.This book contains detailed presentations of some sixty-five bridges from ten European countries, with text, comprehensive and detail plans, and photographs taken especially for the volume.

Author:Ursula Baus, Mike Schlaich, Wilfried Dechau
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008


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