Bayonne Bridge: The Work of Othmar Ammann, Master Builder

  title={Bayonne Bridge: The Work of Othmar Ammann, Master Builder},
  author={Ashley P. Thrall and David P. Billington},
  • Ashley P. Thrall, David P. Billington
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the significance of the Bayonne Bridge and to identify it as a work of structural art, because its designer, Othmar Ammann (1879–1965), focused on efficiency, economy, and elegance. To understand Ammann’s ideas and his great arch bridge, we will: (1) briefly describe his educational background; (2) explore his design concept; (3) explain the behavior of the bridge through a careful structural analysis; (4) include a critical analysis of its design; and… CONTINUE READING

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