Matthew Bowser, Project Engineer, Bridge Engineering in MMM’s Kitchener office, will be presenting the paper he co-authored with Nathan Bloss and Kelley Rehm of Bridging the Gap Africa (BtGA) entitled Footbridges Save Lives in a Walking World – BtGA, as part of the Future Directions in Footbridge Design & Construction session at Footbridge 2014, taking place July 16 – 18, in London, U.K.
In his presentation, Matthew will provide examples of the suspended and suspension bridge designs used by BtGA which are sustainably joining rural communities, providing safe passage over rural rivers, and increasing the quality of life in the walking world. Bearing in mind the essential characteristics of simplification, standardization, and constructability; these bridge designs also require unique modifications to engineering innovations used in rural construction for practical application.
Footbridge 2014: Past, Present & Future will detail the continuous advancements being made in the field, through various sessions and presentations. Largely due to increased capabilities in computer visualization and analysis techniques, as well as developments made in materials technology, footbridge designers are now able to push the boundaries farther than before.
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