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Virtual Reality

To demonstrate the internal profiles of prestressing cables within a typical prestressed concrete bridge, a virtual reality model of the Torridge Bridge at Bideford in Devon has been constructed. The observer can fly over and through the bridge, and can make the concrete transparent to reveal the internal cable profiles. The construction sequence can also be followed. The work was carried out by a final year project student, James Stevenson, with assistance from Parson Brinckerhoff who supplied accurate bridge drawings.