THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE - ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT

This paper traces the history and development of the suspension bridge, by chronological examples, from primitive beginnings to the present day. Brief details are given of structures which represented major advances in the technique of suspension bridge design and construction, or in the adoption of new materials. The author states, that with present technology, and when justified economically, spans of 2000M or more could be considered today. Notes are given describing erection methods used for various phases of the construction of recent bridges. These include tower erection and the design of temporary footbridges for the construction of the main cables, details of anchorages and main cable saddles, the spinning of main cables, the design of the suspended deck and roadway surfacing. The effect of different bridge designs on the erection methods are emphasized. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Engineers

    Abbey House, Victoria Street
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Knox, HSG
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00127800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM