Readership: General readers interested in bridges and their
structure and history, as well students of engineering. Will also be of interest to engineers and construction professionals.
David Blockley, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
Professor Blockley is an engineer and an academic scientist. He has been Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Royal Society of Arts. He has written four other books including The Penguin Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005).
"A fascinating book on a fascinating subject" - Professional Engineering Magazine
1: Bridges are BATS: Why we build bridges
2: Underneath the Arches: Bridges need good foundations
3: Bending it: Bridges need strong structures
4: All Trussed up: Interdependence creates emergence
5: Let it all Hang Down: Structuring using tension
6: How Safe is Safe Enough? Incomplete science
7: Bridges built by people for people: Processes for joined-up thinking