Bridges in Slovakia
Bridges in Slovakia (Paulík Peter):
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In Slovakia, there are many remarkable bridges which represented the peak engineering ability of their era. However, many of them were gradually forgotten even though some of them were unique even on European, or global level. One of the main tasks of the book Bridges in Slovakia is to show them to the general public and point out, that although Slovakia is a relatively small country it has many bridges which we can be proud of.
The book contains information about approximately 250 bridges in Slovakia, which were selected because of their aesthetic, technical, or historical value. On the opening pages there are some basic information about the fundamental statical behaviour of different kind of bridges and the basic construction methods. The second, significantly larger part of the book is then devoted to the selected bridges.
By every bridge you can always find its GPS coordinates as well as a short history of the bridge and its basic parameters.
The book has 271 pages with 494 color photographs of the current state of bridges, as well as 175 archival photographs, diagrams and drawings.