By M. Soubry

ISBN-10: 086017543X

ISBN-13: 9780860175438

The united kingdom highways bridge inventory is displaying longevity difficulties. whereas there are a number of explanations of decay, a number of the difficulties are attributed to terrible detailing and an absence of appreciation of buildability by way of designers. there are lots of assets of recommendation on bridge detailing however the suggestion isn't gathered jointly. such a lot to be had expert info comes as suggestion incidental to specific initiatives or matters. The "bridge detailing consultant" offers counsel for engineers and technicians engaged within the coaching and improvement of info for street and lodging bridges, subways, culverts and preserving partitions. The advisor concentrates at the detailing concerns that stick to conceptual and analytical layout. It additionally covers a few layout matters, corresponding to entry in the course of and after development and CDM standards, because of their direct relevance to the detailing level. The advisor explores easy rules, that experience proved to be trustworthy in daily use, when it comes to toughness and simplicity of building, inspection, upkeep and service. The advisor is meant as a dwell record and may be revised and prolonged due to suggestions by means of the undefined. a proper suggestions approach is, hence, incorporated. A CD-ROM can be supplied with the document. This holds the "details" in CAD layout. This advisor is vital interpreting for experts, contractors, bridge proprietors and their conserving brokers. it may be of direct use to trainee engineers,

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Surface water I The crossfalls and longitudinal alignment of the highway on the bridge should be designed to allow surface water to run off the deck and into gullies beyond the bridge, thus avoiding the need for a positive drainage system on the bridge deck. 5-1. n e If the bridge is too long or the alignment unsuitable for this to occur, then the system for collecting and transporting the water must be as simple as possible. 5-2. 1 5 1 Surface water drainage - kerb channel Fall {El channel P I ‘3.

If not dispersed, this may freeze in cold weather and cause damage to the surfacing. Also the pumping action caused by the passage of wheels over the surface of a saturated matrix can result in very high subsurface pressures, which also damage the surfacing and will exploit any weakness within the waterproofing system. 6-2). Care needs to be taken to locate the discharge pipes clear of structural members below. 8, Weathering steel. 14 This unit has inlet pores below surface level that drain the water from within the blacktop material.

Protect against the ingress or entrapment of water. These requirements are needed for the following reasons. 1. The movements of a bridge cause varying gaps to form between the abutment and the deck and these can get quite large. An expansion joint should afford a smooth transition for the safe passage of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians onto and off the bridge deck. Open joints collect debris and prevent movement joints functioning and are no longer acceptable, so seals are required that facilitate the movement.

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