The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of bridges - covering the art and science of development of bridge-form as it evolved through ages through the cascading process of refinement of techniques of structural analysis, design and construction - incident to and assisted by improvement in man's understanding of the mechanics of structural behaviour coupled with development of better, stronger and more dependable materials of construction, ever enabling him to negotiate the obstructions through bigger and bolder spans.
About the Author
Dr. Raina is presently the technical advisor to Gov't of Bahrain for the Bahrain - Qatar Causeway Bridge. Earlier he was Operational Advisor and independent Consultant to various Consulting organizations in the fields of Bridges, Contract Management and Contracts, and prior to that he was Senior Expert and Consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank in many countries for many years. He headed the United Nations Team of Experts in Saudi Arabia for the multi-billion dollar extensive roads network development and maintenance program in the country.