IMPROVED METHODS SPEEDS SPINNING OF BRIDGE CABLES

It is described how streamlined cable spinning methods were used in construction of the 5,118-ft-long six-lane highway suspension bridge, with a main span of 3,524 ft, built across the Bosporus. Each main-span strand for the Bosporus crossing consists of 548 galvanized-steel wires of 0.19-in. diam. Each main-span cable contains 19 of these strands and has a finished diameter of almost 23 in. Backstay cables include all the main-span strands plus four additional strands, each containing 192 of the same 0.19-in.-diam wires. These cables have finished diameters of nearly 24 in.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Authors:
    • Marshall, T
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00047911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM