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The influence 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 exhaustible variety of distinctive design, as is beautifully illustrated by the selection of footbridges shown in this book. Essays clearly explain the technical aspects and the aesthetic potential of different structure designs.

Footbridges contains detailed presentations of 90 european bridges, with text, comprehensive and detail plans, and photographs taken especially for the volume. With projects by Arup, Jurg Conzett, Foster and Partners, Happold, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, Wilkinson Eyre, Jiri Strasky and others. The examples are organized chronologically in thematically focused chapters: lightweight bridges, moving bridges, covered bridges, taut-ribbon suspension bridges, arch bridges, etc.

For those whose curiosity is aroused by the insight given into this type of bridge building, a compilation of 120 more footbridges, listed by location, provide a starting point for further investigation.

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Bridges have become a focus of increased attention and awareness in the last ten years as highly visible elements that define the urban and nonurban landscape. Interest is particularly strong in pedestrian bridges, which are often experimental in terms of both construction and materials.Combined loadbearing systems, user-friendly design and pioneering material technology are indicative of recent developments.

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. With projects by B??ro Arp, J??rg Conzett, Foster and Partners, Buro Happold, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, Wilkinson Eyre, Jiri Strasky and others. The examples are organized chronologically in thematically focused chapters: lightweight bridges, moving bridges, covered bridges, taut-ribbon suspension bridges, arch bridges, etc.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783764381394
Author:
Baus, Ursula
Publisher:
Birkhauser Boston
Photographer:
Dechau, Wilfried
Author:
Schlaich, Mike
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Buildings - Public, Commercial & Industrial
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
9.80x11.60x.81 in. 3.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Bridges have become a focus of increased attention and awareness in the last ten years as highly visible elements that define the urban and nonurban landscape. Interest is particularly strong in pedestrian bridges, which are often experimental in terms of both construction and materials.Combined loadbearing systems, user-friendly design and pioneering material technology are indicative of recent developments.

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. With projects by B??ro Arp, J??rg Conzett, Foster and Partners, Buro Happold, Schlaich Bergermann and Partners, Wilkinson Eyre, Jiri Strasky and others. The examples are organized chronologically in thematically focused chapters: lightweight bridges, moving bridges, covered bridges, taut-ribbon suspension bridges, arch bridges, etc.

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