number of books on various aspects of concrete design and detailing have
been published but this is believed to be the first comprehensive detailing
manual. The aim of this book is to cover a wide range of topics, so simplifying
and reducing the work required to prepare structural drawings and details in
reinforced, prestressed, precast and composite concrete.
The book initially provides a list of extracts from relevant codes and current
practices. Where drawings are carried out using imperial units, a conversion
table is provided to change them into SI units.
This publication was commissioned by the Reinforced Concrete Council, which was set up to promote better knowl-
edge and understanding of reinforced concrete design and building technology. The Council’s members are Co-Steel
Sheerness plc and Allied Steel & Wire, representing the major suppliers of reinforcing steel in the UK, and the British
Cement Association, representing the major manufacturers of Portland cement in the UK. Charles Goodchild is Senior
Engineer for the Reinforced Concrete Council. He was responsible for the concept and management of this publication....
The Evolution of Bridges in the United States
67.1 67.2 67.3 Introduction Early U.S. Bridges The Canal Era
Turnpikes • Timber Bridges • Covered Timber Bridges • Iron Bridges
The Railroad Era
Trusses • Railroad Trestles • Steel Arch Bridges • Kit Bridges
The Motor Car Era
Steel Truss Bridges • Reinforced Concrete • Concrete Arches • Concrete Girders • Canticrete • Suspension Bridges • Movable Bridges • Floating Bridge