Role of concrete bridges in sustainable development proceedings of the international symposium dedicated to Professor Jǐrí Stráský, Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic held on 3-4 September 2003 at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

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  • Bridges, Concrete -- Design and construction -- Congresses.,
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by Ravindra K. Dhir, Moray D. Newlands and Michael J. McCarthy.
ContributionsStrʹaskʹy, Jiřʹi., Dhir, Ravindra K., Newlands, Moray D., McCarthy, Michael J. 1965-
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Paginationxii, 428 p. :
Number of Pages428
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Open LibraryOL22581249M
ISBN 10072773248X

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