Movable Bridge Engineering

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 20, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 691 pages
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This new reference work addresses both the maintenance and the upkeep of existing movable bridges, as well as the complete design of new movable bridges. Comprehensive coverage is provided on engineering design and actual construction technology used in building all major types of bridges, including all structural issues and relevant mechanical and electrical systems used to make such bridges functional.
Includes coverage of vertical lift, swing, and bascule bridges for both highway and railway usage
Offers valuable guidance on operation, maintenance, inspection, and rehabilitation of moveable bridges
  

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Contents

To Bridge or Not to Bridge
3
Movable Bridges versus Fixed Bridges
10
Types of Movable Bridges
20
Bascule Bridges
33
Vertical Lift Bridges
55
Swing Bridges
81
Application of Types
100
Bridge Replacement
116
Fabrication and Installation of Machinery and Electrical Components
325
Balancing
335
Replacement and Repair of Existing Bridges
338
MAINTENANCE
341
Substructure and Superstructure
347
Machinery Control and Power Systems
351
Maintenance Particulars
357
INSPECTION
363

DESIGN
123
Preliminary Aspects
125
Structural Issues
133
DetailingBascule Bridges
144
DetailingVertical Lift Bridges
170
DetailingSwing Bridges
191
MachineryBascule Bridges
209
MachineryVertical Lift Bridges
219
MachinerySwing Bridges
227
MachineryGeneral
235
Controls and Power
267
Rehabilitation
299
Operating and Maintenance Manuals and Bid Documents
305
CONSTRUCTION
311
Construction Management
313
Structure
317
Inspection Basics
365
Structure
373
MachineryBascule Bridges
380
MachineryVertical Lift Bridges
394
MachinerySwing Bridges
409
MachineryGeneral
421
Electrical
452
Inspection Reporting
460
EVALUATION OF EXISTING BRIDGES
465
Structure
472
Electrical Systems Traffic Control Systems
487
REFERENCES
493
GLOSSARY
511
NORTH AMERICAN MOVABLE BRIDGES
531
INDEX
679
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About the author (2003)

TERRY L. KOGLIN, PE, has worked with several of the world?s premier civil and construction engineering firms specializing in movable bridges. His work on hundreds of projects includes type studies, design, construction, rehabilitation, inspection, and evaluation of all types of movable bridges.

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