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"Understanding masonry bridges: a historical perspective" talk available to watch online

Saturday, January 13, 2024

A cropped view of the spandrel wall of Grosvenor Bridge, Chester, with sunlight reflecting from particles in the stone.

Hamish Harvey gave this talk as part of the IStructE History Study Group's 50th anniversary events. It explores the development of the theory of arch behaviour and briefly considers the challenges of addressing the full complexity of bridge behaviour.

Watch the talk on YouTube.

The whole series of lectures will be of interest to many and participation in the history study group is recommended to anyone working with old structures.