The Swiss Tradition of Bridge Design (deck stiffened arches)

Learning Objectives: Learn about the excellence in bridge innovation and how the Swiss approached it; Ritter's research, teaching, and role in Maillart's arches; the constructional evolution of the deck-stiffened arch using Maillart's approach and how they relate to structural art; Maillart's arches vs. USA arches and optimal design

Keywords: bridge, innovation, arch, structural art, deck-stiffened, stiffness, suspension bridge, aesthetics



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