Bridges shape landscapes and cities and are structures of immense value to society. They serve to overcome divisions, are masterpieces of technology and aesthetics and can, with their individual design, represent works of art, landmarks, monuments or even symbols.
Bridges are almost always extreme civil engineering projects that often document milestones of technical possibilities while, last but not least, serving as a testimony to history.
This book provides insights into the fascinating world of bridge building, with essays covering history, the intricacies of material selection, types of structures and implementation down to the last detail. Various impressive project examples illustrate how it is possible to span the gap between technology, aesthetics and bold, innovative solutions.