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Introduction

  • Damian Beben
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Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 49)

Abstract

The chapter contains a general introduction to the soil-steel bridges and culverts (terminology, difference between the bridge and culvert, advantages and disadvantages, overall classification). Financial benefits resulting from the use of the soil-steel bridges versus typical steel and reinforced concrete bridges for transportation investments is also briefly presented on the basis of the literature review. A historical outline of development of such bridges is presented. Besides, the technological, design and scientific problems appearing in the soil-steel bridges are shortly described. The author defined eight different stages of structural analysis of soil-steel bridges taking into account primarily the various loads appearing during construction stage and normal operation (static, dynamic, service, seismic, anthropogenic). At the end of the chapter, the most commonly used terms related to the soil-steel bridges are also shown and defined.

Keywords

Soil-steel bridge Corrugated steel plates Bridge standards Bridge analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damian Beben
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  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland

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