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ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering, Third edition

Author(s): Edited by Gerard Parke and Nigel Hewson

£250.00
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Publication date: 14 March 2022
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The ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering is the industry's leading guide to the engineering of all types of bridges. This book has been written by a team of leading experts and contains all of the key topics that any bridge engineer needs to refer to. All aspects from bridge design, materials and management of bridges to loadings, construction and acce

The ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering  is the industry's leading guide to the engineering of all types of bridges. This book has been written by a team of leading experts and contains all of the key topics that any bridge engineer needs to refer to. All aspects from bridge design, materials and management of bridges to loadings, construction and accessories such as expansion joints, parapets and bearings are covered in this manual. Bridge inspections and economic and sustainable maintenance are also included. Fully updated to a third edition, this book features new chapters on bridge aesthetics and temporary works. It is aligned with the guidance given in the Eurocodes. It will become your go-to authority on all aspects of bridge design, construction and management.

Fully illustrated and with many examples of best practice, this book features chapters on

  • prestressed and reinforced concrete bridges
  • loads, load distribution and analysis
  • steel and aluminium bridges
  • arch bridges
  • suspension bridges
  • cable-stayed bridges
  • moveable and footbridges
  • repairing and strengthening
  • among other topics. 

The ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering  will be of interest to all practitioners involved in any aspect of the analysis, design, construction, repair, inspection, maintenance, and refurbishment of bridges. It will also appeal to students at university or college, contractors, government agencies and research centres.


Book reviews

The third edition of the ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering provides comprehensive guidance across the whole lifecycle of a bridge asset and is written by expert practitioners for other practitioners, drawing on their vast combined experience.  It achieves a great balance between covering the underpinning theory and the details that actually work well in practice.  In addition to covering the key aspects of structural design across a breadth of materials and construction types, much attention is paid to the smaller details which often dictate whether or not a bridge performs well in service, such as bearings, joints and water management.  New sections introduced in this latest edition on aesthetics and design for construction, including interaction with temporary works, provide much needed guidance on ensuring designs provide social value and are safe and economic to construct.  I highly commend this publication as a key reference for all teams engaged in bridge engineering.

Chris Hendy FREng, Atkins Global


This weighty tome has so much useful information and guidance that no bridge engineer should be far from a handy copy. It is a classic reference book covering all aspects of bridge design from concept, analysis and detailing to construction, operation and maintenance, and is very well presented. This 3rd edition includes excellent new chapters on aesthetics by K. Brownlie of BEAM Architects and on temporary works by J. Tod of Tony Gee, with other sections being updated for current practice.

Ian Firth

Gerry Parke is Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK.

Nigel Hewson is a practicing engineer and is Director of Hewson Consulting Engineers, UK.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780727763051
Number of pages: 808
Product code: 9780727763051
Page size: 276 x 219mm
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing

Chapter 1: The history and aesthetic development of bridges

D Bennett

Chapter 2: Bridge aesthetics

K Brownlie

Chapter 3: Loads and load distribution

NR Hewson

Chapter 4: Structural analysis

NE Shanmugam and M Madhavan

Chapter 5: Bridge dynamics

A Hodgkinson

Chapter 6: Seismic response and design

AS Elnashai and AM Mwafy

Chapter 7: Substructures

R Scantlebury

Chapter 8: Reinforced concrete bridges

D Collings

Chapter 9: Prestressed concrete bridges

NR Hewson

Chapter 10: Steel bridges

GAR Parke, JE Harding and NA Muhamad Khairussaleh

Chapter 11: Composite construction

D Collings

Chapter 12: Aluminium bridges

JW Bull

Chapter 13: Arch bridges

C Melbourne and M Gilbert

Chapter 14: Cable-stayed bridges

DJ Farquhar

Chapter 15: Suspension bridges

V Jones and J Howells

Chapter 16: Movable bridges

C Birnstiel

Chapter 17: Footbridges

Saeed Ziaie

Chapter 18: Modern developments of fibrereinforced polymers

used in bridge engineering

L Canning and L Hollaway

Chapter 19: Temporary works for bridges

J Todice | manuals

Chapter 20: Bearings

K Reid and R Wheatley

Chapter 21: Bridge accessories

P Garg and W Qadir

Chapter 22: Protection

M Mulheron

Chapter 23: Bridge management

PR Vassie and C Arya

Chapter 24: Deterioration, investigation, monitoring and assessment 673

C Abdunur

Chapter 25: Inspection and assessment

J Sandberg, C Pires, N McKay, J Laco and R Mitchell

Chapter 26: Repair, strengthening and replacement

L Canning

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