oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Developments in bridge design, with special reference to concrete arch-type bridges in South Africa



This serves as an introduction to the accompanying papers on the Tsitsikama bridges. A brief history is given of the evolution of bridges, with special reference to arches. Modern understanding of the design process and design criteria for bridges are discussed in the list of developments in the philosophy of structural engineering. The Gouritz river bridge which, together with the Storms river and Van Staden's gorge bridges, was a forerunner of the above bridges, is described in outline and the influence of 'secondary' effects on the results of the analysis is explained.

Hierdie dien as inleiding tot die referate oor die Tsitsikama-brûe. 'n Kort geskiedenis van die ontwikkeling van brûe, met spesifieke verwysing na boogbrûe, word gegee. Die hedendaagse begrip van die ontwerpproses en ontwerpskriteria word bespreek in die lig van ontwikkelings in die filosofie van struktuuringenieurswese. Die Gouritzrivierbrug, wat tesame met die Stormsrivier- en Van Stadens-kloofbrûe, 'n voorloper was van bogenoemde brûe , word in breë trekke beskryf en die invloed van 'sekondêre' effekte op die ontleding word beskryf.


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