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Photo: Single arch suspension bridge over a river in a gorge.  Sides of the gorge covered thickly with trees.

New River Gorge Bridge.
With a main span of 1,700 feet, the New River Gorge Bridge was the world’s longest steel arch span until 2003. It is still second only to the Lupu Bridge in Shanghai. Photo from the West Virginia Department of Transportation Web site.

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Bridges are structures that carry pedestrian or vehicular traffic over natural or artificial obstacles, including roads or highways, railroads, and rivers or other bodies of water. Bridges may be classified either by structure, e.g., suspension, truss, arch, etc., by function, e.g., pedestrian, highway, railroad, etc., or by material, e.g., wood, stone, steel, concrete, etc. This guide includes materials on the design and construction of bridges, as well as resources on how to manage, inspect, maintain, repair, rehabilitate, and preserve bridges.

Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, this compilation is designed--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader "on target." A related guide, TB 08-3, Infrastructure and Public Works, which lists materials on the public infrastructure, its history and development, and proposals for its maintenance and improvement, may also be of interest. This and other recent Tracer Bullets are available online at URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/tracer-bullets/.

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Newton, David E. Bridges. In Gale encyclopedia of science. 4th ed. v. 1. Detroit, Thomson Gale, c2008. p. 662-666.
   Q121.G37 2008 <SciRR>

Plecnik, Joseph M., Oscar Henriquez, and Andrew Pugel. Bridge. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 10th ed. v. 3. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2007. p. 275-290.
   Q121.M3 2007 <SciRR>

Schodek, Daniel L. Bridges. In Landmarks in American civil engineering. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, c1987. p. 71-157.
   TA23.S36 1987 <SciRR>

Stephens, John H. Bridges. In Towers, bridges, and other structures. New York, Sterling Pub. Co., 1976. p. 11-60.
   TA19.S84 1976 <SciRR>

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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on bridges may be located in Library catalogs, include the following:

Highly Relevant

ALUMINUM BRIDGES
ARCH BRIDGES
BOX GIRDER BRIDGES
BRICK BRIDGES
BRIDGES
CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES
CANTILEVER BRIDGES
CONCRETE BRIDGES
CONTINUOUS BRIDGES
IRON AND STEEL BRIDGES
LONG-SPAN BRIDGES
MASONRY BRIDGES
MOVABLE BRIDGES
PILE BRIDGES
PLATE-GIRDER BRIDGES
PREFABRICATED BRIDGES
SHORT-SPAN BRIDGES
STEEL PLATE DECK BRIDGES
STONE BRIDGES
SUSPENSION BRIDGES
TRUSS BRIDGES
TUBULAR BRIDGES
WOODEN BRIDGES

Relevant

BRIDGE APPROACHES
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
BRIDGE CRANES
BRIDGE FAILURES
BRIDGE LIGHTS (NAVIGATION)
BRIDGE RAILINGS
BRIDGES, MEDIEVAL
BRIDGES, ROMAN
COVERED BRIDGES
CULVERTS
DRAWBRIDGES
ELEVATED HIGHWAYS
FOOTBRIDGES
HISTORIC BRIDGES
ICE CROSSINGS
MILITARY BRIDGES
PONTOON BRIDGES
RAILROAD BRIDGES
SKYWALKS
TOLL BRIDGES
TRANSPORTER-BRIDGES


Many of these subject headings may be subdivided geographically, such as “BRIDGES--CHINA” or “BRIDGES--MASSACHUSETTS.” Also search by the name of a particular bridge, such as “DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE (DEL. AND N.J.)” or “GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE (SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.).”

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BASIC TEXTS

Blockley, David. Bridges: the science and art of the world’s most inspiring structures. Oxford, Eng., New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. 312 p.
   Bibliography: p. 297-299.
   Not yet in LC

Brown, David J. Bridges: three thousand years of defying nature. Richmond Hill, Ont., Firefly Books, 2005. 208 p.
   Bibliography: p. 204-205.
   TG15.B68 2005 <SciRR>

Cleary, Richard Louis. Bridges. New York, Norton; Washington, Library of Congress, c2007. 383 p. (Norton/Library of Congress visual sourcebooks in architecture, design, and engineering)
   Bibliography: p. 359-364.
   Also includes "A call for preservation" by Eric Delony.
   TG300.C54 2007 <SciRR>

Fernández Troyano, Leonardo. Bridge engineering: a global perspective. London, Thomas Telford Pub.; Reston, VA, distributed in the USA by ASCE Press, 2003. 775 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG145.F47 2003 <SciRR>

Gottemoeller, Frederick. Bridgescape: the art of designing bridges. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley, c2004. 316 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.G67 2004 <SciRR>

Plowden, David. Bridges: the spans of North America. Rev. ed. New York, Norton, c2002. 339 p.
   TG22.P55 2002 <SciRR>
   Rev. ed. of Bridges. 1974.

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Bridge engineering: construction and maintenance. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2003. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.B752 2003

Koglin, Terry L. Movable bridge engineering. Hoboken, NJ, J. Wiley & Sons, c2003. 691 p.
   Bibliography: p. 493-509.
   TG420.K64 2003

Priestley, M. J. N., F. Seible, and G. M. Calvi. Seismic design and retrofit of bridges. New York, Wiley, c1996. 686 p.
   Bibliography: p. 654-666.
   TG300.P64 1996

Solomon, Brian. North American railroad bridges. St. Paul, MN, Voyageur Press, 2008. 160 p.
   Bibliography: p. 156-158.
   TG22.S65 2008

Tonias, Demetrios E., and Jim J. Zhao. Bridge engineering. 2nd ed. New York, McGraw Hill, c2007. 488 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.T66 2007 <SciRR>

Tuladhar, Artha. Trail bridge building in the Himalayas: enhanced access, improved livelihoods. Editors, Juerg Christen, Franz Gaehwiler. Zürich, Switz., Helvetas--Swiss Association for International Cooperation; Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, UK, Practical Action Pub., 2007. 72 p. (Experience and learning in international cooperation, 5) (Helvetas publications, no. 5)
   TG400.T85 2007

Tyrrell, Henry Grattan. History of bridge engineering. Chicago, The author, 1911. 479 p.
   TG15.T8

Tzonis, Alexander, and Rebeca Caso Donadei. Santiago Calatrava: the bridges. New York, Universe Pub., 2005. 272 p.
   Bibliography: p. 265.
   TG300.C26T97 2005

Understanding bridge collapses. Edited by Björn Åkesson. London, Philadelphia, Taylor & Francis, c2008. 266 p.
   Bibliography: p. 257-261.
   TG470.U53 2008 <SciRR>

Wells, Matthew. 30 bridges. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, c2002. 191 p.
   TG300.W38 2002

World guide to covered bridges. Edited by David W. Wright, William S. Caswell, Dan Brock. Hillsboro, NH, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, c2009. 301 p.
   TG12.W67 2009 <SciRR>

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SPECIALIZED TITLES
Bridges by Geographical Area

Axline, Jon. Conveniences sorely needed: Montana's historic highway bridges, 1860-1956. Helena, MT, Montana Historical Society Press; Guilford, CT, Distributed by the Globe Pequot Press, c2005. 173 p.
   Bibliography: p. 157-163.
   TG24.M9A93 2005

Evans, Benjamin D., and June R. Evans. New England's covered bridges: a complete guide. Lebanon, NH, University Press of New England, c2004. 344 p.
   Bibliography: p. 331-337.
   TG23.E93 2004

Galliazzo, Vittorio, and Raymond Chevallier. I ponti romani. Treviso, Canova, 1994. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Covers Roman bridges.
   TG16.G35 1994

Jackson, Donald C. Great American bridges and dams. New York, Wiley, 1996. 357 p.
   Bibliography: p. 332-335.
   Originally published: Washington, Preservation Press, c1988.
   TG23.J33 1996 <SciRR>

Knapp, Ronald G. Chinese bridges: living architecture from China's past. Tokyo, Rutland, VT, Tuttle Pub., c2008. 272 p.
   Bibliography: p. 262-263.
   TG101.K535 2008

Landmark American bridges. Edited by Eric DeLony. New York, Published in association with American Society of Civil Engineers; Boston, Little, Brown and Co., c1993. 152 p.
   Bibliography: p. 151.
   TG23.L36 1993 <SciRR>

McCullough, Robert. Crossings: a history of Vermont bridges. Barre, VT, Vermont Historical Society in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, 2005. 380 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG24.V5M38 2005

McKee, Brian J. Historic American covered bridges. New York, ASCE Press, Oxford University Press, 1997. 148 p.    TG23.M34 1997

Reier, Sharon. The bridges of New York. Mineola, NY, Dover Publications, 2000. 160 p.
   Bibliography: p. 159-160.
   TG25.N5R45 2000 <SciRR>
   Originally published: New York, Quadrant Press, 1977.

Zucchetta, Gianpietro. Venezia ponte per ponte: "--vita, morte e miracoli-- " dei 443 manufatti che attraversano i canali della città. Venezia, Stamperia di Venezia, c1992. 2 v.
   Bibliography: v. 1, p. 389-401.
   TG80.V4Z83 1992

Bridge Design and Construction

Barker, R. M., and Jay Alan Puckett. Design of highway bridges: an LRFD approach. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, c2007. 1009 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Covers the load and resistance factor design of highway bridges.
   TG300.B38 2007

Baus, Ursula, Mike Schlaich, and Wilfried Dechau. Footbridges: construction, design, history. Translation into English by Chris Sieser, Richard Toovey. Basel, Boston, Birkhäuser, c2008. 255 p.
   Bibliography: p. 248-249.
   TG428.B38 2008

Bridge engineering: seismic design. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 2003. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.B753 2003

Bridge engineering: substructure design. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2003. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG320.B73 2003

Chatterjee, Sukhen. The design of modern steel bridges. 2nd ed. Oxford, Malden, MA, Blackwell Science, 2003. 207 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Previous ed.: Oxford, BSP Professional, 1991.
   TG380.C46 2003

Guide to bridge hydraulics. 2nd ed. London, Thomas Telford; Reston, VA, Distributed in the USA by ASCE Press, 2004. 181 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.G85 2004

Hamill, L. Bridge hydraulics. London, E. & F. N. Spon, 1999. 367 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG320.H36 1999

Hewson, Nigel R. Prestressed concrete bridges: design and construction. London, Thomas Telford, 2006. 371 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG335.H49 2003

Iles, David C. Design guide for composite highway bridges. London, New York, Spon Press, 2001. 241 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG340.I38 2001

Melaragno, Michele G. Preliminary design of bridges for architects and engineers. New York, Marcel Dekker, c1998. 534 p. (Civil and environmental engineering, 1)
   Bibliography: p. 497-507.
   TG300.M45 1998

Mondorf, Paul. Concrete bridges. New York, Taylor & Francis, 2006. 968 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG335.M6613 2006
   Translated from the Danish: Betonbroer.

O'Connor, Colin, and Peter A. Shaw. Bridge loads: an international perspective. London, New York, Spon Press, 2000. 350 p.
   Bibliography: p. 327-342.
   TG300.O28 2000

Rosignoli, Marco. Bridge launching. London, Thomas Telford, 2002. 342 p.
   Bibliography: p. 319-331.
   TG300.R67 2002

Scott, Richard. In the wake of Tacoma: suspension bridges and the quest for aerodynamic stability. Reston, VA, ASCE Press, c2001. 392 p.
   Bibliography: p. 363-374.
   TG400.S38 2001

Taly, Narendra. Design of modern highway bridges. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1998. 1352 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.T28 1998

Xanthakos, Petros P. Bridge substructure and foundation design. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall PTR, 1995. 844 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG320.X36 1995

Xanthakos, Petros P. Theory and design of bridges. New York, Wiley, c1994. 1443 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.X36 1994

Bridge Maintenance, Repair, Inspection, etc.

Bridge inspection and rehabilitation: a practical guide. By Parsons Brinckerhoff, edited by Louis G. Silano, associate editor, Arnold C. Henderson. New York, Wiley, c1993. 288 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG315.B72 1993 <SciRR>

Hearn, George. Bridge inspection practices. Washington, Transportation Research Board, c2007. 199 p. (NCHRP synthesis, 375)
   Bibliography: p. 51.
   TG315.H43 2007

Masonry arch bridges: condition appraisal and remedial treatment. Leo D. McKibbins and others. London, CIRIA, 2006. 342 p. (CIRIA, C656)
   Bibliography: p. 329-342.
   TG327.M37 2006

Mort, Mike. A bridge worth saving: a community guide to historic bridge preservation. East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, c2008. 143 p.
   Bibliography: p. 131-133.
   TG23.M67 2008

Radomski, Wojciech. Bridge rehabilitation. London, Imperial College Press, c2002. 476 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG315.R33 2002

Ryall, M. J. Bridge management. Oxford, Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001. 450 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG315.R93 2001 <SciRR>

Tilly, G. P., Alan Frost, and Jon Wallsgrove. Conservation of bridges. London, New York, Spon Press, 2002. 404 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG315.T55 2001 <SciRR>

Wenzel, Helmut. Health monitoring of bridges. Chichester, UK, Wiley, 2009. 621 p.
   Bibliography: p. 592-600.
   TG305.W46 2009

Xanthakos, Petros P. Bridge strengthening and rehabilitation. Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall PTR, 1996. 966 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG315.X36 1996

Yanev, Bojidar. Bridge management. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley, c2007. 656 p.
   Bibliography: p. 511-531.
   TG315.Y36 2007 <SciRR>

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RELATED TITLES

Advisory Board on the Investigation of Suspension Bridges. The failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. College Station, TX, School of Engineering, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, 1944. 1 v.
   TG400.A3
   “A reprint of original reports.”

Bridging islands: the impact of fixed links. Edited by Godfrey Baldacchino. Charlottetown, PEI, Acorn Press, 2007. 284 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   HE374.B754 2007

Haw, Richard. The Brooklyn Bridge: a cultural history. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2005. 307 p.
   Bibliography: p. 241-288.
   TG25.N53H39 2005

Civil engineering: bridges [sic] structures review for the PE exam. Chicago, Kaplan AEC Education, 2004- triennial.
   TG145.C58

 

Photo: bridge collapsing into the water below.

Disaster at Tacoma Narrows bridge.
On November 7, 1940 this suspension bridge in Washington state collapsed into the Tacoma Narrows.

Life-cycle performance of deteriorating structures: assessment, design, and management. Editors, Dan M. Frangopol and others. Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, c2004. 443 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA440.L495 2004

Lukasik, Stephen J., Seymour E. Goodman, and David W. Longhurst. Protecting critical infrastructures against cyber-attack. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, c2003. 98 p. (Adelphi papers, no. 359)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   U163.L84 2003

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HANDBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, AND DICTIONARIES

Berlow, Lawrence H. The reference guide to famous engineering landmarks of the world: bridges, tunnels, dams, roads, and other structures. Phoenix, AZ, Oryx Press, 1998. 250 p.
   Bibliography: p. 221-228.
   TA15.B42 1998 <SciRR>

Bridge engineering handbook. Edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2000. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG145.B85 2000 <SciRR>

Johnson, Stephen, and Roberto T. Leon. Encyclopedia of bridges and tunnels. New York, Facts On File, c2002. 381 p.
   Bibliography: p. 365-368.
   TG9.J64 2002 <SciRR>

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

High performance materials in bridges: proceedings of the international conference: July 29-August 3, 2001, Kona, Hawaii. Sponsored by United Engineering Foundation, Inc., edited by Atorod Azizinamini, Aaron Yakel, Magdy Abdelrahman. Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, c2003. 476 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG300.H54 2003

Historic Bridges Conference (8th, 2008, Columbus, Ohio). Historic bridges: evaluation, preservation, and management. Edited by Hojjat Adeli. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2008. 288 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG23.H57 2008

Nonintrusive inspection, structures monitoring, and smart systems for Homeland Security: 27-28 February 2006, San Diego, California, USA. Aaron A. Diaz and others, chairs/editors. Sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering, co-sponsored by ASME--American Society of Mechanical Engineering. Bellingham, WA, SPIE, c2006. 1 v. (various pagings) (Proceedings of SPIE, v. 6178)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK7872.D48N66 2006

Smart structures and materials 2003. Smart systems and nondestructive evaluation for civil infrastructures. Shih-Chi Liu, chair/editor. Sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering, cosponsored by ASME--American Society of Mechanical Engineers and others. Bellingham, WA, SPIE, c2003. 668 p. (Proceedings of SPIE, v. 5057)
   Includes bibliographical references
   TG305.S645 2003

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GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Bridges and tunnels, annual condition report. New York, Dept. of Transportation, 1989- annual.
   TG315.B77
   Cover title: New York City bridges and tunnels, annual condition report.

Countermeasures to protect bridge piers from scour. P. F. Lagasse and others. Washington, Transportation Research Board, 2007. 1 v. (various pagings) (NCHRP report, 593)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG320.C787 2007

Evaluation of steel bridges. By Terry J. Wipf and others. Ames, Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa Highway Research Board, 2007. 2 v. (various pagings)
   TG315.E93 2007
   Sponsored by the Iowa Dept. of Transportation and the Iowa Highway Research Board project 03-135 project TR-493.

Guidelines for concrete mixtures containing supplementary cementitious materials to enhance durability of bridge decks. John S. Lawler and others. Washington, Transportation Research Board, 2007. 119 p. (NCHRP report, 566)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TG335.G855 2007

Hawkins, Neil Middleton, and Daniel A. Kuchma. Application of LRFD bridge design specifications to high-strength structural concrete: shear provisions. Washington, Transportation Research Board, 2007. 197 p. (NCHRP report, 579)
   Bibliography: p. 192-193.
   Covers the load and resistance factor design of bridges.
   TG335.H38 2007

Lee, K. G., and T. S. Hedgecock. Clear-water contraction scour at selected bridge sites in the Black Prairie Belt of the Coastal Plain in Alabama, 2006. Prepared in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Transportation. Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey, 2008. 56 p. (Scientific investigations report, 2007-5260)
   Bibliography: p. 46-48.
   TG320.L44 2008

Reliability of visual inspection for highway bridges. Mark Moore and others, performing organization, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. McLean, VA, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Research, Development, and Technology, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 2001. 2 v.
   Bibliography: v. 1, p. 483-486.
   "Report no. FHWA/RD-01/020."
   TG380.R45 2001

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Bridge safety: next steps to protect the nation's critical infrastructure: hearing before the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, September 19, 2007. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 2008. 96 p.
   KF27.S39 2007e <Law>
   "Serial no. 110-53."

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

TECHNICAL REPORTS and other types of literature may be identified in the following abstracting and indexing journals:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946- )
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and electronic format
   URL: http://www.ntis.gov

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format
   URL: http://catalog.gpo.goc (1976-)

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

These selected reports are available in the technical reports collection of the Science, Technology & Business Division. Other reports on the topic may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5301 Shawnee Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312. NTIS telephone: (703) 605-6000. NTIS telephone: (703) 605-6585. NTIS web site URL: http://www.ntis.gov

Kirk, Robert S., and William J. Mallett. Highway bridges: conditions and the federal/state role. Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2007. 19 p. (CRS-RL34127) ADA471760
   URL: http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL34127.pdf (PDF 127KB)
(The freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print this resource.)

Markow, Michael J., and William A. Hyman. Bridge management systems for transportation agency decision making. A synthesis of highway practice. National Cooperative Research Highway Program 397. Washington, Transportation Research Board; Lakewood, CO, Applied Research Associates, Inc., 2009. 140 p. (NCHRP-SYN-397)
   PB2009114130

Merrill, B., and others. Effect of voids in grouted, post-tensioned concrete bridge construction. College Station, TX, Texas Transportation Institute, 2009. 41 p. (FHWA/TX09/0-4588-P2) (REPT-0-4588-P2)
   PB2010101440

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DISSERTATIONS

DISSERTATIONS may be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress.

Comprehensive Dissertation Index (1861-1972)
   Z5053.X47 1973

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)
   Z5053.X47a

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Electronic format

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SELECTED DISSERTATIONS

Cope, Amanda Rae. Multiple-criteria life-cycle evaluation of alternative bridge deck reinforcement materials using rank matrix analysis. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 1469832
   Collation of the original: 130 p.
   Thesis (masters)--Purdue University, 2009.

Hammond, Brian Paschal. Bridge deck performance engineering testing procedures. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 1469859
   Collation of the original: 158 p.
   Thesis (masters)--Purdue University, 2009.

Kwok, Kin Yip George. Assessment of bridge inspection and maintenance in the United States. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 1462771
   Collation of the original: 121 p.
   Thesis (masters)--University of Kansas, 2009.

Mesia, Walter Damian. Current topics on bridge engineering. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 3372754
   Collation of the original: 369 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--The George Washington University, 2009.

Swift, Theresa Mae. Autonomous triggering system and measurement protocols for smart bridge testing. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 3375930
   Collation of the original: 94 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2009.

Wineland, Vernon William. Laboratory and field testing and evaluation of precast bridge elements. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 1464406
   Collation of the original: 118 p.
   Thesis (masters)--Iowa State University, 2009.

Yim, Jinsuk. Long-term structural health monitoring for long span bridges ---Temperature and traffic effects. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2009.
   UMI publication number AAT 3364650M
   Collation of the original: 166 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009.

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching are “bridges,” “substructure,” “superstructure,” “deck,” “arch,” “truss,” “suspension,” “composite construction,” “cantilever,” “prestressed,” and “girder,” or other headings, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles may now be available in electronic format. Consult a reference librarian for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services.

Abstracts on New Technologies and Engineering (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR A&I>

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I >

General Science Index (1978-)
   Z7401.G46 and Electronic format

Index to Current Urban Documents (1972-)
   Z7165.U5I654 <N&CPRR> and Electronic format

PAIS International in Print (1915-)
   Z7164.E2P34 <N&CPRR> and Electronic format

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-)
   AI3.R48 <BusRR> and Electronic format

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain articles relevant to bridges:

ACI Materials Journal
TA439.A36
ACI Structural Journal
TA680.A25
American City & County
HT101.A5
Civil Engineering
TA1.C452
Civil Engineering Practice TA1.B78
Covered Bridge Topics TG1.C6
ENR (Engineering News Record) TA1.E6 and Microfilm 02798
Journal of Bridge Engineering TG1.J68
Materials Evaluation
TA406.5.N66
Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction TA658.P73
Proceedings of the Insitution of Civil Engineers. Bridge Engineering TG1.P76
Structural Engineering International: Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) TA630.S826

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Arockiasamy, M., and others. Fatigue loading and temperature distribution in single cell segmental box bridges. Practice periodical on structural design and construction, v. 13, Aug. 2008: 118-127.
   TA658.P73

Asprone, Domenico, Ezio Cadoni, and Andrea Prota. Tensile high strain-rate behavior of reinforcing steel from an existing bridge. ACI structural journal, v. 106, July/Aug. 2009: 523-530.
   TA680.A25

Brown, Michael D., and others. Use of alternative materials to reduce shrinkage cracking in bridge decks. ACI materials journal, v. 104, Nov./Dec. 2007: 629-637.
   TA439.A36

Esch, Gregory, Michael H. Scott, and Eugene Zhang. Graphical 3D visualization of highway bridge ratings. Journal of computing in civil engineering, v. 23, Nov./Dec. 2009: 355-362.
   TA345.J65

Jahanshahi, Mohammed R., and others. A survey and evaluation of promising approaches for automatic image-based defect detection of bridge structures. Structure and infrastructure engineering, v. 5, Dec. 2009: 455-486.
    TA645.S765

Johnson, Nathan, M. Saiid Saiidi, and David Sanders. Nonlinear earthquake response modeling of a large-scale two-span concrete bridge. Journal of bridge engineering, v. 14, Nov./Dec. 2009: 460-471.

Liu, Kai, and others. The structural behavior of a composite bridge during the passage of high-speed trains. Structural engineering international, v. 19, Nov. 2009: 427-431.
   TA630.S826

Liu, Ming, Dan M. Frangopol, and Kihyon Kwon. Fatigue reliability assessment of retrofitted steel bridges integrating monitored data. Structural safety, v. 32, no. 1, 2010: 77-89.
   TA656.S777

Maser, Kenneth R. Integration of ground penetrating radar and infrared thermography for bridge deck condition testing. Materials evaluation, v. 66, Nov. 2008: 1130-1136.
   TA406.5.N66

Metzger, Andrew, and Arthur A. Huckelbridge. Temporal nature of fatigue damage in highway bridges. Journal of bridge engineering, v. 14. Nov./Dec. 2009: 444-451.
   TG1.J68

Park, Taekwun, and others. Interactive 3D CAD for effective derrick crane operation in a cable-stayed bridge construction. Journal of construction engineering and management, v. 135, Nov. 2009: 1261-1270.
   TA1.A5236

Rajan, S. Selvi, K. P. Jaya, and N. Lakshmanan. Development of load cells for simultaneous measurement of drag, lift, and moment for section models of bridge decks under wind load. Experimental techniques, v. 33, Nov./Dec. 2009: 38-45.
   TA410.E9

Rutz, Frederick R., and Kevin L. Rens. Wind pressure and strain measurements on bridges. I: Instrumentation/data collection system. Journal of performance of constructed facilities, v. 22, Jan./Feb. 2008: 2-11.
    TA630.J665

Sevgili, Gizem, and Alp Caner. Improved seismic response of multisimple-span skewed bridges retrofitted with link slabs. Journal of bridge engineering, v. 14, Nov./Dec. 2009: 452-459.
   TG1.J68

So, K. K. L., M. M. S. Cheung, and E. X. Q. Zhang. Life-cycle cost management of concrete bridges. Bridge engineering, v. 162, Sept. 2009: 103-117.
   TG1.P76

Sung-Pil, Chang, Jaeyeol Yee, and Jungwhee Lee. Necessity of the bridge health monitoring system to mitigate natural and man-made disasters. Structure and infrastructure engineering, v. 5, June 2009: 173-197.
   TA645.S765

Thoft-Christensen, Palle. Life-cycle cost-benefit (LCCB) analysis of bridges from a user and social point of view. Structure and infrastructure engineering, v. 5, Feb. 2009: 49-57.
   TA645.S765

Vega, Jaime, Ignacio del Rey, and Enrique Alarcon. Pounding force assessment in performance-based design of bridges. Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, v. 38, Oct. 25, 2009: 1525-1544.
   TA654.6.E37

Wang, Chunsheng, Weizhen Chen, and Airong Chen. Fatigue safety assessment of existing steel bridges in China. Structural engineering international, v. 19, May 2009: 174-179.
   TA630.S826

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Barkin, Robert. Bridge to the future. American city and county, v. 123, Sept. 2008: 29-32.

Brenner, Brian. Gephyrophobia. Civil engineering practice, v. 23, spring/summer 2008: 63-68.

Chiles, James R. Building a better bridge. American heritage of invention & technology, v. 24, fall 2009: 16-25.

Cho, Aileen, with Mike Larsen and Dan O'Reilly. Dozens of test projects later, advocates still have durable dreams. ENR, v. 264, May 24, 2010: 22-24.

Conwill, Joseph D. Long truss bridge framing. Covered bridge topics, v. 67, spring 2009: 4-7.

Delony, Eric. The value of old bridges. APT bulletin (Association for Preservation Technology International), v. 35, no. 4, 2004: 3-10.

Griggs, Francis E. Trajan’s bridge: the world’s first long-span wooden bridge. Civil engineering practice, v. 22, spring/summer 2007: 19-50.

Lee, George C., and Ernest Sternberg. A new system for preventing bridge collapses. Issues in science and technology, v. 24, spring 2008: 31-36.

Low, Angus M. Designing bridges. The Structural engineer, v. 87, Mar. 3, 2009: 26-31.

Matthews, Neelam. India bridge collapse leaves owners baffled. ENR, v. 264, Jan. 4, 2010: 10.

Tang, Man-Chung. The story of world-record spans. Civil engineering, v. 80, Mar. 2010: 56-63.

Western, Kevin L., Alan R. Phipps, and Christopher J. Burgess. The new Minneapolis I-35W bridge. Structure, v. 16, Apr. 2009: 32-34.

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Telephone: (703) 295-6300
Toll-Free: (800) 548-2723
   URL: http://www.asce.org
See especially
   Structural Engineering Institute
      URL: http://content.seinstitute.org
   ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
      URL: http://www.asce.org/reportcard/2005/index.cfm

Bridge Engineering Association
11 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 286-8014
Fax: (435) 203-1166
   URL: http://www.bridgeengineer.org

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SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

The Internet offers a number of sites useful for finding information on bridges. Several of the organizations listed above provide links to related sites from their web sites. You might try the sites described below, or use your favorite search engine and appropriate key words to identify more specific resources.

American Institute of Steel Construction
   URL: http://www.aisc.org

Association for Bridge Construction and Design
   URL: http://www.abcdpittsburgh.org

Bridge Engineering Software & Technology (BEST) Center of the University of Maryland
   URL: http://best.umd.edu

Bridgepros
   URL: http://www.bridgepros.com

BridgeSite: The Place for Highway Bridge Engineering and Bridge Engineering Software
   See especially: Bridge-Related Links
      URL: http://www.bridgesite.com
   Associations Related to Bridge Engineering
      URL: http://www.bridgesite.com/AssocLinks.htm
   Bridge Design Software
      URL: http://www.bridgesite.com/softwarelinks.htm
   Fun and Learning About Bridges
      URL: http://www.bridgesite.com/funand.htm

Council of American Structural Engineers
   URL: http://www.acec.org/case/

Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)
    URL: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/haer/index.htm

Historic Bridge Foundation
   URL: http://historicbridgefoundation.com

International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
   URL: http://www.iabse.ethz.ch

National Bridge Research Organization
   URL: http://www.nabro.unl.edu

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations
   URL: http://www.ncsea.com

National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
   URL: http: //www.vermontbridges.com/nspcb1st.htm

National Steel Bridge Alliance
   URL: http://www.aisc.org/contentNSBA.aspx?id=20074

National Transportation Library
   URL: http://ntl.bts.gov

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog of the Library of Congress
   URL: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

World Heritage Bridges
    URL: http://www.icomos.org/studies/bridges.htm

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