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Movable Bridge Engineering

Movable Bridge Engineering

Terry L. Koglin

ISBN: 978-0-471-41960-0

Jun 2003

691 pages

In Stock

$210.00

Description

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
Preface.

Acknowledgments.

I. SELECTION.

To Bridge or Not to Bridge.

Movable Bridges versus Fixed Bridges.

Types of Movable Bridges.

Bascule Bridges.

Vertical Lift Bridges.

Swing Bridges.

Application of Types.

Bridge Replacement.

II. DESIGN.

Preliminary Aspects.

Structural Issues.

Detailing —Bascule B ridges.

Detailing—Vertical Lift Bridges.

Detailing—Swing Bridges.

Machinery—Bascule Bridges.

Machinery—Vertical Lift Bridges.

Machinery—Swing Bridges.

Machinery—General.

Controls and Power.

Rehabilitation.

Operating and Maintenance Manuals and Bid Documents.

III. CONSTRUCTION.

Construction Management.

Structure.

Fabrication and Installation of Machinery and Electrical Components.

Balancing.

Replacement and Repair of Existing Bridges.

IV. MAINTENANCE.

Substructure and Superstructure.

Machinery, Control, and Power Systems.

Maintenance Particulars.

V. INSPECTION.

Inspection Ba sics.

Structure.

Machinery—Bascule Bridges.

Machinery—Vertical Lift Bridges.

Machinery—Swing Bridges.

Machinery—General.

Electrical.

Inspection Reporting.

VI. EVALUATION OF EXISTING BRIDGES.

Bridge Management.

Structure.

Machinery.

Electrical Systems, Traffic Control Systems, and Operators' Houses.

Failure and Bridge Functionality Analysis.

References.

Bibliography.

Glossary.

Appendix I: United States Patents on Movable Bridges.

Appendix II: North American Movable Bridges.

Index.