Concepts And Principles

The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges

Concepts and principles

Robert Benaim r. j- \ Taylor & Francis

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First published 2008 By Taylor & Francis

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Benaim, Robert.

The design of prestressed concrete bridges : concepts and principles / Robert Benaim. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Bridges, Concrete-Design and construction. 2. Reinforced concrete construction. I. Title. TG340.B3975 2007

624.2-dc22 2007004615

ISBN 0-203-96205-2 Master e-book ISBN

ISBN10: 0-415-23599-5 (hbk) ISBN10: 0-203-96205-2 (ebk)

ISBN13: 978-0-415-23599-0 (hbk) ISBN13: 978-0-203-96205-3 (ebk)

I would like to dedicate this book to my wife Simone who has supported me in all the phases of my professional life, from the initial decision to take the risk of starting my own practice, through the tensions and crises that are an integral part of the major international projects in which we were involved, to the long drawn out preparation of this book.

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