HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES

A brief description is given of the nineteenth century evolution of bridges supported by sloping wrought iron bars or ropes. Following a period of neglect modern cable-stayed bridges were developed initially from the need to provide an aesthetically-pleasing alternative to truss bridges in spans between 200 and 300 metres. Their exploitation was greatly assisted by the simultaneous development of box girders, orthotropic decks and central girder construction, together with the introduction of computers. A review is made of international examples of cable-stayed bridges and it is demonstrated that they are now encroaching upon the field previously considered to be the preserve of suspension bridges. /TRRL/

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    • Paper presented at the 2nd Conference on Steel Developments. Sponsored by Australian Institute of Steel Construction in conjunction with Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, May 23-27, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Information Program

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  • Authors:
    • Godfrey, G B
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00165583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM