Introduction to mechanized bridge construction

introduction to mechanized bridge construction

The bestselling title of the Bridge Engineering eManuals project explores new and emerging bridge construction technology and modern construction methods for bridge owners, designers and constructors looking to save time, labor and costs, reduce risk, and increase the value and quality of bridge projects through mechanized construction.

The eManual explains the reasons for the industry trend toward mechanized construction, discusses its principles, means and methods, and explores the different types of bridge construction machines and their influence on the design and construction of the bridge.

With extensive illustrations, Introduction to Mechanized Bridge Construction introduces launchers and shifters for precast beam bridges, the different families of self-launching gantries for span-by-span construction of precast segmental bridges, and the movable scaffolding systems (MSS) for span-by-span casting of box girders and ribbed slabs with double-T section.

The eManual also explores the form travelers for balanced cantilever casting of segmental decks and arches, the telescopic MSS for balanced cantilever casting of macro-segments, the self-launching gantries and lifting frames for balanced cantilever erection of precast segmental bridges, the self-launching gantries for span-by-span macro-segmental construction, and the span carriers with underbridge and the span launchers fed by tire trolleys for full-span precasting of high-speed railway bridges.

Extracted from the bestseller Bridge Construction Equipment (2013, ICE Publishing) and Chapter 6.37.40 Bridge Erection Machines in the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, the eManual is an excellent starting point of remote learning programs of bridge construction technology, and an indispensable gateway to more specialized monographs of the eManuals project.


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