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They come in so many different types and styles, all of which use solid engineering principles as their basis. He gives an insightful appraisal of the history of many famous structures such as the Forth railway bridge and the vertiginous Salginatobel bridge in Switzerland.

He also offers a clear and concise summary of the major bridge-building techniques. Blockley is an emeritus professor and senior research fellow in the department of civil engineering at the University of Bristol. He writes with a free-flowing style that will satisfy the lay-person, while being authoritative enough to show that he really knows what he is talking about.

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David Blockley

I have spent a lifetime as a structural engineer, which is another way to say I make buildings, bridges and dams stand up. Like other structural engineers, I get somewhat dismayed when others say engineering is dull, boring, narrow and "techy. So I set out to write a book describing the intellectual and practical excitement of engineering and how it is an integral part of being human. I chose bridges as my topic since not only are physical bridges an obvious part of our infrastructure, they can be beautiful, they can be ugly, and they can be neglected.

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Bridges : The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures. David Blockley. Bridges touch all our lives - every day we are likely to cross a bridge, or go under one. How many of us stop to consider how the bridge stands up and what sort of people designed and built something so strong?

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Bridges : The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures

They come in so many different types and styles, all of which use solid engineering principles as their basis. He gives an insightful appraisal of the history of many famous structures such as the Forth railway bridge and the vertiginous Salginatobel bridge in Switzerland. He also offers a clear and concise summary of the major bridge-building techniques. Blockley is an emeritus professor and senior research fellow in the department of civil engineering at the University of Bristol. He writes with a free-flowing style that will satisfy the lay-person, while being authoritative enough to show that he really knows what he is talking about. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

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