The need for providing long spans over large stretches of water has prompted a new bridge system being proposed. Called the "multispan balanced suspension bridge," it consists of a number of main spans similar to those of a classical suspension bridge but with its cables anchored at the top of a braced tower, which in turn, is supported on a novel pier of cylindrical shape. The key features of its design and construction are discussed. An example demonstrates the effectiveness of the new bridge system.

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  • Accession Number: 00459180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE Paper 21054
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1986 12:00AM