Mountain grown

This article presents the Aizhai Suspension Bridge construction project in Hunan Province, China. What makes it special is that it is the world's longest suspension bridge over a mountain valley, so special techniques had to be used in order to make it stable, such as two different kinds of anchoring systems - a conventional concrete gravity anchor and tunnel anchors. Design and construction challenges are detailed, as well as the solutions to those challenges - such as using an innovative superstructure installation system, known as cable track installation, used for steel truss-section lifting, transporting and installation. The bridge towers on each side of the valley are reinforced concrete frame structures, the details of which are also included, along with those of the steel trusses used to connect the main truss.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 30-34
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  • Accession Number: 01449665
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2012 3:53PM