In a tightly choreographed overnight construction sequence in October 1999, Rockefeller University, located in Manhattan's East Side, placed a 180-ft (55-m) cable-stayed footbridge across East 63rd Street at York Avenue, linking its north and south campuses. The $8-million structure is the first cantilever, cable-stayed bridge to be erected in New York City. From the outset, the University and the bridge's designers were determined to preserve the views to the East River from areas west of the campus. The cable-stayed design eliminates the need for the deep girders and intermediate supports found in traditional pier-and-beam structures, resulting in a less-invasive design.

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  • Publication Date: 1999-12


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 12
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    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00781605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2000 12:00AM