ON THE COLLAPSE OF A CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE AT NIENBURG: A NINETEENTH CENTURY DISASTER REVISITED

The construction of the cable-stayed bridge at Nienburg, Germany, and the circumstances of its collapse in 1825 are described. The bridge was not built as a curiosity, but as in important element in the transportation system of a state whose economy was expanding but could not afford a more conventional bridge. The disaster contributed to the negative attitude toward the adoption of bridges with multiple-cable stays that persisted into the middle of this century. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 882313.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 516-22

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-419-21210-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM