The stress ribbon bridge consists, in principle, of a number of highly stressed freely suspended prestressed tendons supporting the deck slab, which may either be precast or cast in situ. A 216-M long transport belt bridge built for a cement factory in Holderbank-Wildegg Switzerland, and a pedestrian bridge at Bircherweld across the Swiss National Highway, are examples of such bridges. This paper describes the salient features, method of design, construction procedure and advantages of stress ribbon bridges. Details are given of a model stress ribbon bridge, built at the College of Engineering, Guindy, during 1970 to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing such long span bridges in India. The difficulties encountered in actual execution are elucidated. (TRRL)

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Santhakumar, A R
    • Chitharanjan, N
    • Swamidurai, A
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 319-333
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM