THE NEW CLARK BRIDGE: SADDLE-DRAPED CABLES

This article describes the cable-stayed Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois, that spans the Mississippi River and was erected during the spring floods of 1993. The bridge has saddle-draped cables, a unique system in which 22 cables are draped over a saddle atop each pylon and then radiate from the saddles to the steel edge girders, making them continuous from edge girder to edge girder rather than anchored at the pylon. The design and construction of the bridge is discussed as well as the cast of contractors that were necessary to complete the work.

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  • Accession Number: 00667461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1994 12:00AM