Restoration of fragile remains of bridges in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Lahoud, Antoine L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-01T09:15:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-01T09:15:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-01
dc.identifier.isbn 8496395006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5699
dc.description.abstract Many bridges have been built in Lebanon, due to its geography of rivers and valleys. These bridges mostly belong to Roman, Mediaeval and Ottoman periods or to the French mandate. With modern urban development, new vacant transportation means such as highways appeared in Lebanon during the 1920s. These new roads crossed through the same passages as the old roads or bridges; sometimes they were parallel and sometimes overlapping. The historical variable bridges became residue and adjacent to the new highways. Large high-speed highways transformed the historical bridges into neglected elements of the landscape. Only a few bridges, belonging to the French mandate (1920-1945), are still used as vacant transportation means. This article presents a proposal to promote and enhance those remaining historical bridges. The proposal includes techniques to be used, including lighting and security system as well as restoration and consolidation interventions, the transformation process and the activity proposal. The author uses the Jaj Bridge to illustrate this proposal. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Fundación El Legado Andalusí en_US
dc.subject Bridges -- Lebanon -- Maintenance and repair en_US
dc.subject Cultural property -- Protection -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Highway planning en_US
dc.subject Urbanization -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Restoration of fragile remains of bridges in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAD en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199090340 en_US
dc.author.department Architecture and Interior Design en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 347-357, ill. en_US
dc.publication.place Granada, Spain en_US
dc.keywords Bridge en_US
dc.keywords Conservation en_US
dc.keywords Structure en_US
dc.keywords Cultural property en_US
dc.keywords Development en_US
dc.keywords Urban habitat en_US
dc.keywords Project en_US
dc.keywords Highway en_US
dc.keywords Planning en_US
dc.keywords Urbanism en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Lahoud, A. L. (2004). Restoration of fragile remains of bridges in Lebanon. In The first international conference on archaeology and conservation, 12-17 August 2002, Jordan (pp. 347-357). en_US
dc.author.email tlahoud@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 12-17 August 2002 en_US
dc.conference.pages 347-357 en_US
dc.conference.place Jordan en_US
dc.conference.title The first international conference on archaeology and conservation en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.publication.date 2004 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US
dc.title.volume International conference on Science and technology in archaeology and conservation en_US

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