A Study on the Technique of the Reinforced Concrete Bridge for the Construction of the Chatellerault Bridge

Yasuhiro HONDA, Ichiro KOBAYASHI, Michel COTTE
2005 Journal of Historical Studies in Civil Engineering  
This study focuses on the historical research of the Chatellerault Bridge constructed in 1900 in France. This bridge is known as the first 'grand' bridge in France. It is also known that the 'systeme Hennebique' developed by Francois Hennebique whose company constructed more than 1800 bridges during nearly 20 years. It is hardly possible to find a trace of the bridge construction by means of the reinforced concrete at that time. It means that the France was a developing country in terms of
more » ... orced concrete bridge construction. But the situation of the reinforced concrete bridge would change drastically after the turning of the century, that is, it has become one of the main types of bridge construction. The year, the scale and the location of the Chatellerault Bridge construction is very significant to clarify the development of the reinforced concrete bridge in France.
doi:10.11532/journalhs2004.24.1 fatcat:bo5dq6ovhrec5hhzhgsef3fybi