Cable-Stayed Bridges: 40 Years of Experience Worldwide by Holger Svensson

By Holger Svensson

The necessity for large-scale bridges is consistently becoming as a result of huge, immense infrastructure improvement worldwide. because the Nineteen Seventies lots of them were cable-stayed bridges. In 1975 the most important span size was once 404 m, in 1995 it elevated to 856 m, and this present day it really is 1104 m. therefore the economically effective diversity of cable-stayed bridges is tending to maneuver in the direction of even better spans, and cable-stayed bridges are more and more the point of interest of curiosity worldwide.
This publication describes the basics of layout research, fabrication and development, during which the writer refers to 250 equipped examples to demonstrate all features. foreign or nationwide codes and technical laws are noted merely as examples, equivalent to bridges that have been designed to German DIN, Eurocode, AASHTO, British criteria. The chapters on cables and erection are an important concentration of this paintings as they signify crucial distinction from different varieties of bridges.
The examples have been selected from the bridges during which the writer was once individually concerned, or the place the consulting engineers, Leonhardt, Andr? and companions (LAP), participated considerably. different bridges are integrated for his or her detailed structural features or their list span lengths. an important layout engineers also are presented.

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The Rhine River Bridge of Duisburg-Homberg, completed in 1954, has a main span of 260 m supported by partial suspension cables in the shape of a catenary, Fig. 34]. These partial suspension cables are anchored to the beam as in a self-anchored suspension bridge. The horizontal cable components balance one another out at the towers, Fig. 55. The bridge beam comprises two slender boxes with integral orthotropic deck and shows all characteristics of a modern bridge beam, Fig. 56. The disadvantage of this stayed suspension bridge becomes apparent during the difficult construction.

11], and he studied structural engineering at the Polytechnikum in Berlin and thereby became familiar with the treatise of Navier on cable-suspended bridges. Due to the lack of work in Germany he emigrated to the USA in 1831. After some years as a farmer he took up structural engineering again. He first developed the fabrication of coil ropes and later of parallel wire cables, initially to pull vessels up the lift sections of canals, later for use as bridge cables. He developed the required machinery himself, Fig.

96, the coloring emphasizes the load-bearing function of the different bridge members. The bending stiffness is provided by the relatively deep beam which is provided with a strong, light blue. The arch slenderness is underlined by its light gray color. The two nearly identical bridges across the Paraná River between the cities of Zárate and Brazo Largo near Buenos Aires in Argentina with main spans of 330 m were the first major cable-stayed bridges for road and rail, Fig. 97. Their unique coloring comprises the red steel diagonals at the tower tops and the white cables.

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