Publication year: 2003
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From the introduction of steam traction engines in the nineteenth century through to the commercial vehicles and heavy industrial loads of the present day, bridge engineers have had to consider the effects of traffic loads on their structures. This book provides a detailed examination of all aspects of traffic loading and describes how design and assessment methods have evolved to deal with them. As a former Head of the Bridges Engineering Division of the Department of Transport, Peter Dawe has first hand experience of the requirements of the modern bridge engineer.