chapter  13
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Gateways, entrances and doorways

Many engineering structures serve secondary functions as gateways into cities. The Humber Bridge is a gateway into Hull, as is Robert Adam's Pulteney Bridge into the centre of Bath. Gateways, therefore, come in many forms and not all are conventionally designed as entrance porticoes. Bridge engineers increasingly see their structures as entrance points and design them in a fashion which celebrates arrival.