Sentence Examples

  • In many cases the span is fixed by local conditions, such as the convenient sites for piers, or the requirements of waterway or navigation.
  • In all countries there are legal regulations fixing the minimum span and height of such bridges and the width of roadway to be provided.
  • In the case of bridges of large span the cost and difficulty of erection are serious, and in such cases facility of erection becomes a governing consideration in the choice of the type to be adopted.
  • The cost of the superstructure increases very much as the span increases, but the greater the cost of the substructure, the larger the span which is economical.
  • In a three-span bridge the theoretical advantage of continuity is about 49% for a dead load and 16% for a live load.

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