The Architecture of British Bridges

Ronald Yee
During the Industrial Revolution, Britain was at the forefront of bridge innovation. Pioneering designers such as George and Robert Stephenson, Thomas Telford and Isambard Kingdom Brunel created Britain's rich bridge heritage that features many world firsts and we can learn much from their ground-breaking designs. Written by an experienced bridge architect, this book includes an introduction to bridge aesthetics; it gives an outline of British bridge development and advice on parapet treatment and bridge lighting. This book offers a comprehensive overview of how the best of British bridges marry aesthetic considerations with engineering ingenuity.
The Architecture of British Bridges by Ronald Yee

About the author

Ronald Yee is a chartered bridge architect with nearly forty years' experience of bridging that began with the Royal Engineers. He is principal of Yee Associates - an architectural and design practice in aesthetics of civil engineering - and a lecturer at University of Kent's School of Architecture & Planning. Ronald was the architect for a number of major bridges: Bhumibol Bridges ( Thailand), Pont Vasco da Gama (Portugal) and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (Ireland).

Press Reviews

Since I received the book, I have not been able to put my copy down. I never realised there were so many different kinds of bridge and the stories attached to some of them are fascinating. There is a feature on Bennerley Viaduct in the Iron bridges section with a lovely full page illustration. The book is well illustrated, easy to read, informative and clearly set out.

- Kieran Lee