Masonry arch bridges: condition appraisal and remedial treatment

Melbourne, C, McKibbins, LD, Sawar, N and Sicilia Gaillard, C 2006, Masonry arch bridges: condition appraisal and remedial treatment , Documentation, CIRIA, London.

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Masonry arch bridges have proved to be reliable, enduring structures and remain a vital part of the road, rail and waterway infrastructure in the UK and other countries. However they are facing a number of challenges associated with their extended period in service and the changing requirements of modern transport systems. In order to ensure the continued efficient use of these assets in the future it is necessary to manage and maintain them carefully, with due regard to, and an adequate understanding of, their special characteristics and needs. In a number of important ways these are distinct from those of modern structures and the effective stewardship of masonry arch bridges requires some specialist knowledge and a particular approach. The report provides information and guidance which will assist those responsible for this task in achieving their aims. The guidance provides infrastructure owners, consulting engineers, contractors and maintenance managers with guidance on the management, condition appraisal, maintenance and repair of masonry (stone and brick) arch bridges. It is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owner’s procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field and includes case studies demonstrating good practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Additional Information: CIRIA research paper 692 ISBN: 9780860176565
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Publisher: CIRIA
Refereed: Yes
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2008 14:55
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:02

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