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  Overview of Bridge Design and Construction Dr. Lakshmy ParameswaranChief ScientistBridges & Structures Division, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi-110 025 11/28/20131Bridge Design & Construction  Contents ã Bridges  – Definition ã History of Bridge Construction ã Type of Bridges ã Criteria for selection of bridge type ã Bridge Components ã Design and Construction Aspects 11/28/20132Bridge Design & Construction  Bridge-Definition ã Any structure to cross-over an obstruction like river, canal, railway line and another road ã It carries a roadway or a rail across natural/artificial obstacles ã Essential for free flow of transport ã Vital Link in Transportation system 11/28/20133Bridge Design & Construction  Bridges Control the Capacity of Transportation System Ifthewidthofabridgeisinsufficienttocarrythenumberoflanesrequiredtohandlethetrafficvolume,thebridgewillbeaconstrictiontotheflowoftraffic.Ifthebridgeisdeficientandunabletocarryheavytrucks,loadlimitswillbepostedandtrucktrafficwillbererouted. 11/28/20134Bridge Design & Construction

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